This isn't a "which class should I pick", but rather a "How are they today?".
This is a completely new account so I don't have any progression on it, at all. I used to main a ranger and back then they were the underdogs, but I really liked the playstyle. However, I was always jealous of how thieves and other classes had a default advantage in pvp. With that said, I made up for it with skill.
I played BDO for a long time and mastered the class I mained there. Unfortunately, the class I mained didn't have a very high skill-ceiling so I got stuck at what the game limited me to.
Since I am restarting GW2 now (with both expansions), I'd like to play a class that has a lot of room for being good. I have no idea how the classes have changed, as I still have a 3+ years old perspective of the game.
To make it simple, which three classes would you say has the highest skill ceiling overall? (Ignore learning curve or how easy it is to pick up. I only care about skill-ceiling here)
What I've read from googling is that it's Engineer, Elementalist & Thief.
However, I'm curious about how Ranger is in the current game (I really like archer-ish classes with bows or rifles) since it was my main a long time ago.