It's a DCCRPG thing.
I mean, have you seen what that system does to its casters?
Yeah. I think too many people are think the D&D base is a low magic, dark fantasy, sword and sorcery gameplay. But a fire and forget, barely restricted, wizard PC never meshed with that.
What bugs me?
Not enough named spears and axes.
One would think the magic items in tombs would have more Ancient and Classical era weapons.