That's the exact problem I was having, melee and bow. Very nearly caused a death on the first quest /embarrassed|
Now I stick to one or the other.
One thing both my friend and I agreed on was how the sockets available on gear made the equipping decisions so much more interesting. You aren't just thinking 'should I trade % health for %armour' but 'fuck, can I lose a skill for that stat ugrade?'
I suspect you end up using 2 or 3 core skills then a couple of situationals.
My own slice of the internet is here: http://www.maulsquad.com - it isn't very good.