I made this character way back in the days of prophecies. Back then you almost had to have a Warrior character. Now, he reminds me of the good old days of Pre-Searing Ascalon.
I pretty much use him for just running, as I don't really enjoy PvE'ing with him and I never really got into PvP.
If I had to fault ArenaNet with anything regarding the class balancing of GW, I would point to the warrior without hesitation. Maybe it's that they are the toughest class in the game, having the most armor and hit points and being the only class allowed to use Absorption Runes while simultaneously having some of the best running skills. Maybe it's that they're the only class to have not one, but three different weapon types inherent to their class. Maybe it's that, until the Paragon, they were the only class to have adrenaline skills (which, by the way, would have been awesome if all classes would have had a dual energy system, think about it). Whatever it is, I'm hoping they do a better job in GW2.
I created this character just to try out the Mesmer class. I ended up liking her so much, and got so far in the Factions campaign with her, that I decided to keep her around permanently on my roster. Though I seldom play her anymore.