Originally Posted by Greenish
The feats suck because fighter gets so many of them. Think Spring Attack chain, Weapon Focus/Specialization chain, and so forth and so forth. They can't have been designed on the assumption that you get 7 of them over your entire career. No, the designers thought "hey, fighters get a huge bunch of these", and went from there.
In short, the Fighter is the albatross around the feat system's neck.