Sounds like you are a Norn. The transformations are not ranger elites, they are Norn elites. I haven't played a Norn so I don't know how good they are. Even though is was said the class skills are better than the race skills, they can still be useful. --- Irregardless, I could care less for all intensive purposes, because your a looser.
The transformations hes talking about are the Grenth and Melandru.
I play a condition ranger short bow/great sword so the entangle is what i use most. Rampage as one is not bad but for the times when you are overwhelmed by shear numbers entangle is a life saver. --- *homer losses peanut under couch**reaches under to try to find it*: ew slimy, ahh pointy, ah ha, 20 dollers i wanted a peanut.
Get Rampage first, I use it a lot in PvE, and swiftness is really nice to have. I use the Elite Spirit in Dungeon Runs to help the party. Entangle could be very useful in WvWvW and PvP. Didn't like the Racial Elites.