It seems to me that you're not understanding the point of skills for weapon classes. Damage isn't the point, nor should it be.
thats why every man-at-arms player loves to post about their huge flurry hits with all the buffs stacked on them. its obviously because people do not like using damage skills instead of basic attacks.
lets just go full derp-mode, why dont we?
people like having abilities to use instead of just spamming a basic all the time. it makes combat interesting and interactive. yeah, its technically fine with just basics and the game works.
it could be more though, and that was my whole point.