Even the Dragoons, to some extent. The way they’re theoretically supposed to work feeds very well into a “hit 'em where they ain’t” strategy.
You’re right. It isn’t.
Just like you’re, intentionally or not, overinflating a phenomena that isn’t as prominent as you’re making it out to be.
A quick forum search on this topic reveals that “this is not a power fantasy” is used as a word of caution on top of an explanation twice, is flat-out used without any qualification by a newer player once, and the other five are either addressing the concerns of or being said by people wjo complain that “this is not a power fantasy” is an overused term.
I’d agree. Which is why it’s been used seriously a whopping three times in five thousand posts. Because people have decided that it is overused and people are trying to directly address the issues presented without relying on idioms.
Is there a side of the fandom that seems negative and contrarian? Yes. I myself would freely admit. But I would also say that turning it into a witch to burn is the wrong way to address it.