Well I know I am old school, well as old school as one can get without beging the designers and creators of D&D (the real, original D&D.)
Inspired by JRR Tolkien's Aragorn, a Ranger. a Ranger was, has been, and always will be to me a warrior who ranges the world, defending people from evil in both the wilderness and civilization. A ranger is NOT called a ranger because (s)he uses "ranged weapons."
That is why I will continue to play earliier editions of "D&D"