Too few people seem to realize this game is all about the Whipper.
You can be those silly tanks, healers, stealthers, AOE nukers in all games. But whips, that is rare indeed!
It is new indeed, but as the poll shows so far, there's much interest in the whipper already so I don't know where does your statement comes from.
All combat classes are supposed to be designed that despite of different abilities,
their pro's and con's are meant to be balanced to have equal chances vs each other.
If you want a world only full of whippers then oh well.. don't count me in, I like variety.
But don't laugh people off that they will play what they feel they are best at.
Fear not the weapon, but the hand that guides it.