While posting another post about being manly, I've realized this game is extremely lacking in manly things. Everything is pretty. So very pretty. But pretty isn't manly! I'm normally very effeminate, but sometimes I just have the rare urge to punch things instead of casting spells or bludgeoning with blunt objects. Wish I could just drop my weapons on my Warrior and knock the crap outa people. Or spec into acrobatics as a Thief and unlock kicks or something. Hope the first expansion pack gives us a class that can be MANLY!
The irony is that my Warrior is an Asura and almost all of my characters are female. lololololol xD
Good idea, since GW2 already have 3 mage class, 3 range class and only 2 melee class, probably ArenaNet will be adding a monk class soon?
Elementalist (Melee [daggers] and Ranged [cast])
Warrior (Melee and Ranged [physical])
Guardian (Melee and Ranged [very limited])
Ranger (Melee and Ranged [physical])
Necro (Melee [daggers] and Ranged [cast])
Thief (Melee and Ranged [physical]) *apparently you missed this one by your reckoning*
Mesmer (Melee [swords] and Ranged[cast])
Engineer (Melee [bombs] and Ranged [physical])
Aside from the fact that some are physical and some are magic every class can do both ranged and melee in this game. Your justification for adding a 'monk' soon is not exactly accurate. I agree a physical brawler would be an interesting option to add - just not for the reasons you decided to list.