Bards are incredibly good, and incredibly fun to play, right up until the hole opens up and all of the things that made them fun and great no longer work. Charm and mez need to work on the mobs that you fight in the hole. Unless something has changed since I last played, there is a cap on the songs available. The last TLP I played on I mained a bard, and I had probably the most fun I've ever had in EQ right up through lower guk. I almost always pulled, and when you do that, you really need for your CC and charms to work, especially the CC. Having those two things gutted turns this class into an AFK buff bot. This is such a stunning and jarring change to bards play style, it has to be an oversight. Bards have a certain skill set, and you take away a huge chunk of it at the end of the expansion. It seems to me when the hole was first introduced, they just plain forgot to adjust the song list, and it's been that way ever since. It's hard to imagine that A. It's intended, and B. It's gone on for as long as it has. C'mon, fix bard songs, all you have to do is change the level cap for mobs effected on the last charm and mez songs.