I cannot explain why, but the last 2-3 playsessions I had on him, I ended up at a state between depressed and bored and feeling that I had wasted my time. Not because I didn't progress but simply because of something in the playstyle. Some sort of feeling that I wasn't able to do what I wanted, only having the choice of dishing out damage or not.
A quick switch to my engineer and suddenly there was air to breath again and I was reminded why I like GW2 so much. Poor ranger, I think he will be stuck midlevel in the middle of nowhere for a long, long time.