You be the judge.
You really need to check out this post over at hack/ on the subject before you decide.
There's a great series of posts on the increasing strength of the Fighting-Man through D&D versions. So great in fact that I'm going to ask the author if I can copy the image and use it myself here at Ye Auld Grog 'n Blog.
What are you waiting on? Go check it out!
~Sham, Quixotic Referee
*post script update* Ask and you shall receive! Permission granted, and you can now see the image over on the right side of this very blog.