I, personally, found the whole experience to be really boring. Throughout the campaign the only way my character really felt like he had changed was in his spell list, even in the spell list though I felt like I was just choosing what charm I thought was most amusing at the time. I didn't really roll dice unless it was for some skill check and for those checks we basically just threw dice at them until one of us succeeded (It wasn't until the 3rd or 4th level that my diplomacy checks got more than 2 points higher than the party warlock and I'm the bard).
Our experiences are very different. The bard gets to choose two different styles at some point that makes him pretty versatile. He can cast spells, he can perform martial attacks, use a shield...His spells are great, everything from thunderwave to more utilitarian spells. The bard, to me, is one of the best things about 5E.