Good points on all sides for FvS and Arti. I realize they are in todays PnP, but it's the basic classic classes I'm interested in adventuring with. Artificers, I think, will be too unbalancing for a Classic D&D party.
DDO is a game that can accomodate LOTS of different play styles and that is indeed Turbines intent. They ARE here to make money after all and that's good because it means the game will be around a long while.
I'm just grateful that a more "classic" way to play is just a matter of "just saying No" to some of it's inappropriate content. The stuff they come out with is like crack! VERY hard to ignore once you've tasted it!
It will be VERY interesting to see a Druid around here. I hope it will fit in.