Recently I run into some forum discussions about magic (and spellcasters, especially at higher levels) is overpowered in D'n'D - but I realized, probably in most (if not in all) of the settings (including novels, films, games, etc.) magic users hold considerably stronger forces than non-spellcasters.
For balancing reasons, in most settings the spellcasters are restricted some ways (limited spellcastings, spell saves, component requirements, spellcasting durations, physical vulnerability, being NPC-s, etc.).
Have you met with such settings (includig novels, films, tabletop and CRPG-s, etc.), where non-spellcasters can be considered more powerful than spellcasters, while the spellcasters were not situational restricted (i.e. they could still cast spells, no anti-magic fields, wrath of gods or witch hunting the society blocks them from practice their trade)?
Also do you know about such settings, where magic was so diffused in the society that actually the non-magical attributes and skills were valued over magic?