So basically you want to be able to hit people without them being able to hit back? Your attacks do just as much damage at close range as long range, more actually as you can rocket punch. The gap closer is a balance mechanic to keep melee's from getting kited to death. You have plenty of tools to keep them at bay, so don't complain about their tools to close tha gap.
Force Charge is basically just Charge from WoW anyway and that's the only purpose, to keep melee from being made utterly useless. To the person who said what's the point in being ranged if melee can just close the gap and attacks, ask yourself the same question, only reversed. Why bother with being melee when you have no way of attacking the ranged users?