Way back in the days of yore a thief was a thief and a fighter was a much better fighter than a thief. Kids these days seem to want to have thiefs that fight better fighters who sing better than bards who wizard better than clerics who fight better than Bob. Ain't right, I tell ya!
Back in my day a thief wouldn't have the stones to assault a fighter - that's why they were a thief! A fighter fights and a thief steals stuff - that's why they're thieves. Oh, sure, you could have your thief set up an unassailable fortress with the most mind numbingly despiccable set of traps and locks but that required grit, and determination, and lots and lots of resting!
Nowadays you have these "rogues" who think they own the place, what with their DPS and their whatsits and hoodads! They don't even have the sense to lock things, or to look for traps, or to be useful! They just walk right up dandy as you please and start whacking things. That's supposed to be the fighter's job, ya git!
Then there's the issue of rangers - never occurs to people how damn painful it is to get shot in the butt with an arrow. Nah, they think just 'cause a greatsword has great in the name it's somehow more powerful! By golly, it's not smart to attack somebody with a sword if they're willing to put an arrow in yer eye!
Does it not occur to people that a Druid, who has the ability to turn into a freaking BEAR, might possibly be more frightening than "Waldinald Sticky Fingers"? BEAR! FRIGGING BEAR! TEN FEET TALL WITH ITS PRIMARY ATTACK BEING HUGS! THAT'S HOW CONFIDENT IT IS THAT IT CAN F*** YOU UP!
Then you have the cleric - ya know, that guy who calls down divine wrath just because he needs to go find out if turducken is a thing?
Have we even mentioned the wizard? Master of the impossible? Library card with a massive list of overdue books THAT WILL END THE WORLD?!
Then you even have the Monk - that guy who's basically a thief but is far more willing to crush your spine with his willingness to let you off the hook than with his fists. Though his fists will definitely find a way to crush your spine. That's why he's a monk.
So, for the love of all that is holy, HOW DID THE THIEF MAKE IT TO THE TOP OF THE LIST?!
I'm calling it like I see it - Game Designers have officially rediscovered 80's Ninja Syndrome. Knock it off. We had this discussion and Pirates VS Ninjas was fun for like a minute but the world has moved on - let the Fighter have his day. It's in the name.
*Hangs a sign on the bear (APPROACH WITH CAUTION) and is quickly eaten in response*