I get worked up when people oversimplify something I deliberately tried not to get oversimplified in that direction...Equinox, I'm reading a tad hostility there, maybe I'm mis-reading it, but I think relaxing is a good place to start.
My expectation considering how games like these are typically balanced is that this armor will be bare minimum and won't do shit. Otherwise, even the DH could tank decently. And with shields giving so much armor? I don't know.On to some of your actual points, I believe you are pointing out a false choice. Armor will be present on all items of a given level.
Yeah, just kinda cuts down your passives, too.The Dex->Armor and Crit->Dodge talents are "boring" but effective since pumping offensive stats also provide survivability. Combine that with OwE, and only needing 1 resist (if possible to stack on high-end gear) leaves a lot of room for investing in other stats, including HP.