I have played a ranger, assasin, and swashbuckler, and I would have to say I have a great desire for one of my rangers to be more of an archer than a sneak. The master strike, and a lot of others, must be deployed on the opponents back (it is ironic that the devious swashie can just convince the opponent to look the other way, and thereby knife them in the back without sneaking!). Even some of the ranged attacks must be done in stealth. Why? Even if it was done with AA's, it would be nice to have a bold upstanding archer, that certainly could not go toe-to-toe with the melee like a knight can, but doesn't HAVE to sneak, and stab people in the back. Did Strider knife people in the back? No.