Originally Posted by Xamu
According to a poll (with 200 votes at the time), Artist only had around 6% of the votes. There aren't going to be a lot of people trying to be an Artist in Closed Beta (that doesn't mean all the magicians will ignore Healing though). However, only 7% were going to be Sorcerer. That means only a small 13% of Closed Beta are going to even BE a Magician. (There were 1.5x more Warlords alone, than the whole Magician class. Warlords made up 21% of the votes).
I'm more afraid of the whole Magician class, than Artist alone. (I think at the moment, Sorcerers are the least popular class).
Stupid Warlords and their massive swords and awsomeness in PvP...
Poll's in a forum are not equivilant to a game's population.
I guess it may give a general idea on what people may shoot for but you also have to think of it as a way to start out "unfunded". Not many people go into a game starting with the most costly characters, Melee classes are great for saving money and once everyone is funded you will see many more magician classes around.