A little about my MMO experiences in all games I've played so far:
I'm always drawn to heavy armor wearing melee characters. In every game I play, the first character I make is a heavy armor wearing melee type. However, in every game I've played so far, I end up disappointed with the heavy armor wearing melee type. I then make a caster, the more fire the better.
I expected GW2 to be the same. I wanted to make a warrior but instead decided I would go straight for the elementalist, because I figured that's where I'd end up anyway.
I buckled and made the warrior first despite history suggesting I should do otherwise. This is where it gets strange. I LOVE the warrior. This is the first game I've played the heavy armor wearing melee type and actually enjoyed it.
So yes, I made a warrior as my first main, and I love it. I am not disappointed at all.