Remember way back when, the days when the ranger class in RPGs were light armored, cloaked swordsmen like Aragon, Tanis, and Drizzdt? When they fast melee fighters that jumped into the fray as swirling tigers?
Now, that archetype of play has disappeared, and rangers have become "Elf chicks with bows and a wolf pet".
Don't give me that "Oh, they've become rogues now," because Rangers weren't in any way rogues, and the only other melee class in our RPGs nowadays that don't use magic of any sort are those heavy armored warriors...
What happened to them? To our ranger class? Why can't we just be light armored, cloaked swordsmen anymore?