A million times this. The thing i hate the most about 5e is that every class points back to the same list of the same spells with the same slot mechanic.I hate the combined spell lists. I do think rangers, paladins, and other 1/2 caster melee should have special abilities not spells.
I like the system but hate a lot about the class design. It's hilarious and ironic that people complained about every class being "samey" in 4e and yet that system actually gave every class a unique set of options instead of lazily pointing back to the same chapter in the same book every time.