You keep saying that as if its true without any backing up.the warlord's abilities have, indeed, been displaced about the various different classes and would suffer from lack of identity.
You're probably in the minority then, considering how much whining some theme based decision in 4e caused...Ive never played a class for its theme, ever. To be quite honest, I don't like the overall theme of D&D as a whole. But I enjoy D&D for the mechanics that it has and how they are structured, even if it has a few hiccups.
It could do plenty, with just a little imagination.What is Warlord doing that's unique to any of these three classes?
I've offered my own version and gotten some good comment about the mechanics. It's not perfect (I'm already working on a new version) but it shows there's plenty that can be done.