Yep, with the impossibility to have one day on D&D forums without any attempt at a ''1/2 arcane caster'', I wish they only created one class with 1/2 spellcasting and gave them access to different spells list to create the desired flavor. Call it Magus or Eldritch Knight, Smites are now called Imbue Blade.
Half-caster with cleric spell list and + saves aura = Paladin
Half-caster with druid spell list + Gardian soul = Warden from 4e
Half-caster with arcane spell list + aegis ala stone sorcerer UA = Swordmage
I dont think there's enough difference between all the oaths to justify different subclasses within the paladin itself.
I like it. I particularly like the arcane spells or swordmage which is probably why I always play hexblades.
Nevertheless I would like paladin to MEAN something or to have alignment matter...but whatever.