You know, even though i believe mages are overpowered and need to have their mechanics completely overhaul'd, saying they have no place in this game is a bit, well, wrong.
It is called Dawn of FANTASY for a reason, taking wizards OUT of the game isn't the awenser.
Do i think wizards need to have their abilities overhaul'd? yes.
Do i think wizards need to be restricted more? I.E 1 wizard per "character" or "city" in this case.
Do i think wizards need to not be allowed to use large AoE spells in sieges? yes
Removed from the game? hardly.