Like http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#..Y try http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#..Y
instead for better cool down, better resource generation (INSTEAD of consumption) AND no elite monster recovery?
Like http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#..Q!!..Y try http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#..k!!..b
instead for 20% more armor and use ALL that EXTRA resource you have for popping health globes out of corpses :P not to mention EXP and Loot.
Like Monk mobility and Aoe DPS http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#..de!!...a try http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#..S!!..a
instead. Two skills in one. Generate resource instead of spending it. It does have a CD but don't kid yourself, those monk spells essentially have a CD also in the fact that your resource now needs to be replenished before casting again.
I'm having a REAL hard time seeing Monk and Barb as equals. Every non gimmick monk build I have is trumped by Barb builds. Maybe I need to hear from some Barb enthusiasts to hear their balance complaints about Monks? Are there any? Healing complaints obviously don't count unless damage reductions are high or damage reflections are used.
Edit: Most obvious one I just noticed might be http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#a!!c vs http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#U!!c
3 attacks =564%(114%AoE)Pulverize Damage, 530%(250%AoE)Windforce Damage. Windforce hits harder, but more frequent attacks(Pulverize) are well known to be more effective output of DPS(though I'm not certain it applies in the same way to AoEs). Lining up a good windforce from combo 1 through 3 will be MUCH harder then lining up each individual Pulverize. All this considered I no longer feel this is as obvious a counter complaint at all, they are quite balanced.