It's a loot game, based around mostly guns and partly shields. So why do a melee focused build, specially for a first and ng+ playthrough? I just don't see the charm in that. --- Be on the look out for crop dusters.
Because melee builds never use guns, never ever ever. In fact, putting more than 3 points into Bloodshed disables guns. Oh and you can never respec out of it. --- [Exit, pursued by a bear.] GT: LafayetteV
It's comparatively low maintenance. All the other classes have to replace guns, shields, and grenades every few levels or be neutered. Melee-focused builds only need to keep a +50% or +100% bladed weapon. They still need to loot-compare Shields, class mods and grenades, but if they don't switch out weapons, they'll still be fine. --- I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin, or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension.