I am indeed the sic origional account holder! I def identified as a ranger melee in cov and some events in tol! Nos is a different story. I was relatively new to eq/raiding in general when i made that my signature! I know of a ranger who can consistently make top 8-10 in the highest dps guild. Perhaps it is more an exception than a rule but I do believe hybrids in general are light years ahead of melee. And casters/priests are light years ahead of hybrids..