Then explain how the hell everytime any R40 warrior I know gets squirreled he gets blown back to Tatooine in under 20 seconds ?
Using your CC in a AOE fest is useless, you have rogues using Gas bomb, Warrior spamming Fear and other classes snaring, dimishing returns are already full on. Yeah it's broken, but it's for everyone not just you. Everytime I try to slow someone down to bash his skull in I get the "Immune" message.
Seriously you can't expect to be No1 in PVE healing, PVE Damage and PVP Killing. Warriors have been best at 1v1 situations for ages, we can't heal in PVP, can't tank in PVP, and need to close 35m to get to you throught a myriad of other CC and Alt-Tabbing enemies, same goes for melee rogue [except they can be sneaky **** and stab you in the kidney]. Also kiting, it's not because you are not a rogue that you can't kite. Jesus I know a Chrolo/Dom I can't beat simply because she kites like a rogue [Well she did play one, and a hunter before in WOw so it explains.] Kiting a warrior, snaring him for a minimum of 3 seconds, PURGING HIM.
Jesus purging too seems to be some people in Rift forgot. You see a Planar Blade ? Purge it
I took up a VK spec just to keep purging.
So no, mages are not borked, they do what they need to do, you just don't adapt to the battlefield, and it is the biggest mistake of all.
Wait what did I rant ?