No, really. Lance of Faith can fuck right off.
I didn't hate laser clerics back in the 4e days. I thought it was kinda nice for clerics to have a ranged attack option at the lower levels. But listening to players in my test game say "oh, I wonder what I'll do. Right - the same thing I do every time - cast lance of faith" made me burn with the white-hot rage of a thousand suns.
Lovely - a default spell, and worse yet, it's ranged damage, and worse yet for some clerics it's at-will, and worse yet it has higher damage than magic missile (albeit with a to-hit-roll).
Let's examine the evidence.
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Fuck Lance of Faith.