As a bard connoisseur, one of my favorite things Pathfinder changed about bards in 2e is making the source of their powers actually be part of their class in the way of muses. No more vague “power of music I guess?” as an answer to how you made that goblin explode.
To begin my long list of characters, I have to show off a bard. It is my firm belief that bards are the best class in all games. That is not necessarily the strongest or most deadly; just best. I strive to make the best, most fun bard characters possible.