Question: Fall of Truth. You have both the Reaver and the Truthless One so you can't even see a sliver of health. Which do you kill first? If you kill the Reaver first, the dracolich may have more health (not showing) and may do something stupid like take to the air. If you kill the Truthless One first, the giant is usually way across the room, and people may be tripped up (overrun) from fighting the dracolich.
The correct answer is it doesn't matter. Cause everyone should have a ranged weapon of some type. Everyone.
Ranged combat is supposed to be SITUATIONAL. It's not supposed to be a full-time tactic, because as the real world shows - once full-time ranged gets a hold on your world - you no longer need a sword for combat.
It looks like the Shroud is still going to be around even as this game dies. Triple positive ranged weapons are entirely doable for anyone above level 18. Just like everyone should be self-sufficient in the healing category, everyone should be self-sufficient in the ranged category. It's simply no fun failing a raid because people can't take the gimpy no-health-showing Reaver out in 10 seconds or less.
Then, when everyone realizes that ranged combat is only a SITUATIONAL tactic, they can fix the game so that ranged attack doesn't make it look utterly stupid.
The enemy is player attitudes.