Shadow Warrior (Order) and Squig Herder (Destro). Both have terrible range specs that, with the right gear, can go all the way up to mediocre. Both have melee specs considered superior to their range ones.
There's also Engineer which is more like a 'gunner' than an archer, but that is widely accepted as more competent than SW/SH range.
But to jump in on the necro-ing... (lol, 1 year ago this question still existed)
Me. I am saying ASW is bad. Yes it is decent in small scale but have you seen the game lately? Zones are now 150+ vs 150+ even off-peak. ALL the latest gear, literally end-game, is from warband play.
And I run with a well organised guild. Every class has a role in the warband, from main role to niche, except SW. SIngle-target DPS? WL/WH/SL can do that and bring more utility. Mobility? Sure. if you sacrifice all your burst or your heal debuff. Or you can have it all if you have Warlord/Sov (+2 points). To get that you need city. And even then, with all this, everything you do is stil sub-par with either a slayer or a WL. Hell, your Crit debuff? A 2h Knight can do that + wounds debuff AOE (and I have seen them in city as valid 6-man tanks and it worked).
It doesn't matter what you think. What matters is the meta. And the meta right now is bomb wbs for which you either need strong aoe (BW) or aoe utility (Slayer, WH, Engi). Also, just for hitting another nail, notice how in those bomb warbands you always see a mSH but never an aSW.
You can argue that in city there is a 6-man strategy to ST focus healers and you would be correct. This has actually given more classes a chance to get at least 1 spot in meta warbands; but I have yet to see the day when the 6-man picks an ASW over slayer/WL unless it's literally the only high-RR option; the so-called spec that does small-scale well. Everything you can do another class can do + more.
But oh boy, the spec is fine cause I can be somewhat competent in my quest to grind 3000 emblems worth of weapons, maybe we should nerf Vengeance to 15% damage.
Or at least rename the class to Sadow Warrior.