Originally Posted by Fat MtNiesen
your opponent is almost gantureed to switch out to somethig that can handle mence anyway
How would Moxie fare better than Intimidate in that case? Moxie doesn't do anything unless you knock something out. Intimidate on the other hand impacts the battle immediately.
Keeping offensive Mence healthy is a challenge without Intimidate. Remember that team preview allows people to predict it come in on ground attacks. Moxie is awesome late game no doubt, but I like the ability to come in the early and mid game on STAB fighting, bug and grass attacks without getting as much as a scratch. It's also a good safety net in case, say, Conkeldurr chooses Stone Edge over its other moves on the switch.
Really, Mence can fit many roles, and with the introduction of Moxie people will have even more options. It's just that some of us like the versatility of Intimidate.