i believe the barb in this paladin thread was mine that fledgling referenced aunominously.
i believe my post (i've re-read it a few times. it helps to read my posts fully 1 time before commenting on them, even though they are complained often as badly written, which i agree with. i am NOT a professional writer so don't expect professional written posts by me. it's folly) shows clearly it was used as an example to crystalion's comment about CB.
i was merely stating that for open wounds, crushing blow, chance to flee mods u don't need to stack them, usually due to the character, build, and skill that the items with these mods are worn with. i happened to use yes the barbarian and ww since it is so well known for my example, but if u looked again at my post, i mention for a paladin and smite too as it is similiar to a barb and ww in that they both hit frequently/fast. so based on all this my barb and ww isn't actually off-topic from the thread.
let me try to explain what point i was trying to make a different way:
when you're smiting at near max attack speed, and the target is stunned, chilled/slowed, and stuck against a barrier (or the type of monster that can't be knocked back), does it really matter if u only have 25% CB (goblintoes) or ~ 55% CB (goblintoes+rattle cage) ? oh my gosh i had to smite a few more times... and it wasted a few more nanoseconds...pfft...see my point ?
this was my point i was trying to make in full detail. (hopefully no more confusion now)
(ta da! i used a paladin example in a paladin thread. no more silly complaints by people who don't read accurately about a barb and ww example which fills in jsut as well for paladin and smite)