I've heard a lot about how "overpowered" casters are lately, but I've always been content with my melees, until recently, when I rolled up a sorcerer. She's a cold savant, currently level 12, and seems to be able to one-shot every creature she's encountered so far with a lovely 2sp Niac's Cold Ray. I have her running Vale right now just for laughs, and the red-names sometimes take two or three shots to kill - even more if they make their saves (which seems to happen about 5% of the time, haha). Well, except that darn portal - nothing she has can hurt that =( I can only imagine how much more powerful she'd be if she was Warforged, and could drop quickened repair spells instead of having to UMD cure wands and heal scrolls. In summary - there's no way any melee I built could get through most content with the ease of my relatively ungeared sorcerer, and she even seems to blow through things quicker than my epic/raid-geared level 20. Can't wait to get her to that point to see how crazy things are then.