But people in here arguing "one handed jobs shouldn't be able to do anything but TP feed mobs because they have utility skills" are being disingenuous because "utility skills" that aren't in demand enough to get you a party slot aren't really much of a utility, are they. It also ignores the fact that heavy DDs also have utility skills (Angon? DRK Stun? These things do exist)
I don't think anyone is arguing against the damage gap being closed. But all jobs shouldn't be equal either. You need to have some distinction. if a PLD could hit as hard as a WAR with a 1H weapon, and then also have the ability to heal and tank why bring a WAR?
Without distinction there is no decision, you go with the job that is the best in the most things, if everything was matched up to parity everyone would be running around as RDM.