You don't have my gear, and you obviously haven't seen my demonstration. I identify mobs that don't die in one hit to CF, and use cluster for them. It's not rocket science.
You are presuming there are mobs behind, or within range for pierce. If mobs are dispersed in an arc, as they are when you encounter them, CF will always hit all three, whereas HA will not. I'm not even factoring in HA's 30% chance to pierce.
I've never felt that hatred generation was a significant issue, so I don't read on it or test it, which is why I originally brought it up as a side note. I've admitted my error, yet you feel compelled to make a weak personal insult the longest part of your rebuttal.
When I say that I think CF is better, it is because I honestly think it is after testing both, and I want other DH's on this board to be able to use the best skill. I justify my views with both theoretic and anecdotal evidence.
I've always stated, and I will restate because you appear to have poor reading comprehension, that the strength of each move is dependent on your gear and your playstyle. From your bitter diatribe, I can only presume that your gear is bad, and you find that CF does not work for you.
I didn't buy my character, but it seems like you could really benefit from buying mine