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I remember when Tome of Battle: Book of the Nine Swords came out for 3.5
Half of the WotC forums pooped themselves in rage.
I never actually got to PLAY any of the classes from it, because while all the other crazy classes from other books were ok (True namer, sure, Incarnum, not popular but ok, caster with unlimited spells, Nice), suddenly, if you give a "Fighter" the ability to have flaming sword attacks without a 8000gp magic item suddenly it's "Game Breaking" and "Really stupid" and "How does Fighter magicz Wut?"
So, Fighters don't have magic attacks by default because SACRED COW and people who don't like the fighter will WAH WAH WAH loudly and not allow the game to go on, unless the fighter takes some massive nerf/trade-off to have a minuscule amount of wizard spell casting.