I have 5 characters, some are release-old, some are 1 year old (been playing since release but mostly came back a year ago, had a huge gap in between). I have an Ele (DPS), Holo (DPS), Warrior (Banner Slave/DPS), a Druid (Healer/Boon Support) and Necro (condi DPS). I have a slot that I use for key farming but I'm kind of bored with key farming so I'm thinking of just committing it to a new character.
I play mostly Fractals (no CMs, just daily T4s and recs), I like them because they make good money, aren't TOO challenging with the right group comp., and don't take up so much time. I love playing both DPS and support, that's why I have different characters.
With the recent changes to the Fractal meta where Quickbrands and Alacrigades have become perfectly viable alternatives to Chrono, I'm thinking of creating a second support character. Trouble is, I really can't decide.
I always found Mesmer very confusing as a class, even in GW1, I'm just not that drawn to it. That said, despite what I've written above, a lot of times you still get "lfg chrono" entries in PUGs mostly when top-tier fracs are in question (96 and up). And it seems a very crucial role indeed. I'm just not sold on it being fun (as reference - druid to me is tons of fun), especially with the recent changes.
Likewise, I don't really "get" Revenant as a class, but I like it for two reasons, one because it's a heavy armor class (and would scratch my OCD itch of having 2 light 2 med 2 heavy characters) and another because I love the idea of pulling power from the Mists from a roleplay perspective. I just know absolutely nothing about the class and therefore whether or not it's fun to play.
Lastly... Guardian... every time I had a Firebrand in pugs, we seemed to do well and quickness was never an issue. I very much like the idea of a Guardian as a support class too, it just makes all the sense, but again, I know nothing about the class.
So in short - if you were making a boon support character in 2019, which one would you pick and why?