Everything i've seen (i.e. the massive migration of warriors to pallies and DK's) would suggest that warriors are lacking when compared to paladins and i haven't seen any warrior that can beat a DK in dps yet. Any pally tank that knows what they are doing is off the charts in every area. Blizzard gave paladins their own special mechanics as well as almost every single warrior mechanic they could with out saying "We are getting rid of the warrior. Please play paladins now." The fact that they keep buffing paladins is mind boggling.