yeah, and with the background and other customizations we don't often have the four be the four... maybe our rogue doesn't do stealth or locking picking... our artificer and hexblade might both be better at both... I have said before we play 80-90% casters (1/2 or full or pact) so we have not used the old school 4 in a while... it has been pretty common to have 3 healers 3 stealth characters and 4 characters goodish at melee and 3 goodish at range with 4 characters total.It's not. Though sure an amazing number of gamers will say the game MUST ONLY be played this ONE way.
And I have a special loathe for the Bully Four players. The type that picks the class/race/character THEY want to play...and then Bullies or Forces another player to be one of "The Four" that is left.
It's a quick way to get booted from my game.