To get back to the "what they are intended to be" thing: If somebody says "I intend this to be T3" I judge it based on how close to T3 it is, not how close to spellcasters it is. When you're dealing with classes that have no design intent stated, I have to make guesses. In my case, I guess that full casting PrCs and full casting base classes are balanced around sorcerer/wizard level (T2), Gishes are balanced around T3, ToB stuff is balanced around T3, and most martial classes are balanced around being T4/T3, about equal to a barbarian, or a bit better, because melee can have goodies.
I don't call them stupid, or even imply it. I tell them what is good for balance, and that is all. If they do not listen to me, I explain my position further. I make no personal attacks. I wish I could say the same for you.While I understand the reason (some people are not familiar with high level play since they never even played up to that level) and while I also do see the benefits of other people explaining it to them, I hate it when you're one vowel short of calling them stupid just because they did not know it. Of course, it's not just you who does that. Unfortunately.
It's a homebrew forum. If you post a class, and especially if you post a class with a PEACH tag after it, you have to expect criticism. If you want me to blindly praise everything with useless posts like "this is cool" and "I'll use this in my campaign" then I'm sorry, I can't oblige you. I work to make things more balanced.Actually, the vast majority of people don't know it, exactly because they don't play at that level. And more than likely they won't ever bother to.