My RL friend who plays with me has a ranger. He seems to really enjoy it, and once again, like the paladin, he is definately more useful than ranger types I've seen in other games. =)
In fact, I'd have to say for the most part all of the classes in this game approach their roles better/differently than I have seen before and I like it. I know not everyone is balanced yet, but I think in a month or two when the majority of tweaking and high end fleshing out is done, VG is going to have some really polished classes.