I loved coldsteel on my pally. the slows target plus the blind made packs go down pretty well. Not the best on damage, but it works throughout nightmare for sure. I used mine for quite a while as a matter of fact, but not quite into the 60's. I was able to switch over to a chippie sword at that time as I had a barb in Hell to roll a 1h'er.
I'm glad to hear things are still moving in 1.09. I just have not had the time to play. I've been wanting to with just a month until D3. Gotta get out the last little bit of whatever I can before moving over. The beta bramble isn't going to be happening... But I do have three chars that need to be mat'd/pat'd still.
GL still searching for that WF!