just reposting ranger thoughts cause they seem relevant to the discussion
honestly i entirely vibe with what @CleverNickName is saying about 'rangers being the wizards of nature', rangers aren't strong because they have a ton of brute magical or physical power like the druid and barbarian respectively, rangers are strong because they think their way through and around problems, they have a range of abilities that do a range of specific things and they plan things to use what they do have to get what they need/want.
I definitely agree with some of this, Ranger's virtues not being all in phyiscal nor magical power, but in their intuition and flexibility certainly.
But I do still kinda dislike the comparison of Rangers to Wizards, and the idea that they pick up magic just because it's useful that tends to go along with it. Maybe it isn't a fair reading, but to me it feels like suggesting Rangers take on magic solely as another of their several helpful tools, another "arrow in their quiver" if you like. And I think being in touch with nature and Primal magic ought to be more meaningful than that. I said something sorta like that the other night;
Doing things to get more tools, get more power, that's Warlocks and Wizards. I think it's not great to have a dispassionate Ranger. They should be a Ranger because it's who they are. In an overly flowery sorta way.