One of the bigger problems with a MMOs from the last 4-5 years is the way they deal with support/healing/etc. The developers seem to think people don't like these tasks very much, so they are scared to make pure support/healer classes any more. The problem is, some people actually LIKE being pure support. So instead, they create these weird DPS/healer hybrids that are virtually impossible to balance. And in the end, people who LIKE support are frustrated as heck. Here's a blog post where I go into more detail on the theory: Some People Actually Like Healing Anyone else out there who likes a pure support class? Should MMO developers heed this, and create pure support classes again, in addition to hybrid support classes?