Originally Posted by SirAxealot
So I was reading the warblade handbook and it's been making me wonder, why go into barbarian at all? Do Tome of battle classes make the majority of other melee classes obsolete?
You basically go into Barbarian if you want to Rage. If you still want the versatility of ToB class, you can take couple of levels of Barbarian to pick up Rage (and Pounce and Improved Trip if you feel so inclined) and then go into Warblade.
But yeah, Rage is the defining feature of Barbarian that ToB classes can't replicate, along with easy access to Pounce, so it still has its place. Generally, a multiclassed Barbarian/Warblade can give either a straight Warblade or a straight Barbarian a run for their money.