I understand where you're coming from. I implore you to read his posts to understand where the hate for him is coming from. Majority of the population dislikes him, a lot of good DH's have become my friends because they hate him too. lol.
The fault of Chillaxin is that admittedly "He dies from taking random pot shots all around the map without looking where he is shooting". The only solution he had was to spend 1.4 billion and fish for "look at me RD is imbalanced" threads. I personally hate fisher's like him who like the attention, but repel the positive insights.
So that is the thing that laughably kills him, noobish playstyle and more player oriented iniquities that makes all through out a terrible person to be around with. :)
However, if he as a person is worthy of defense from you after what i've told you. :) Then i have nothing else to say, each to his own opinion. Though the prevailing opinion on him as a person.... is otherwise abysmal.
Yes, the gears are good. The player is definitely not. A combination of both is a formula for instant death and much lauded trolling. :)
I've read the posts and I recognize that he cries a lot more than necessary, but as I said, excessive crying doesn't make the crying illegitimate.
Quite frankly, I don't give a rat's !@#$ what he is as a human being as, for me at least, the discussion is about the game and whether a part of it is broken. Whether he (or you or me) is human trash makes absolutely zero difference in that equation.
Personally, I think the only thing broken about reflect is that there's nothing animated that indicates it's a reflect crowd. It doesn't really matter for me most of the time, but I for one generally don't see "reflect damage" in the affix list until after AT LEAST a few hits. For many people, by then, it's already too late for them to do anything to counter it if it's not built into their gear.
He cries more than what is necessary that is correct, thus making him resistant to play style strategics. Taking uncontrolled pot shots then whining about it is inexcusable by any standards in any action RPG games. Everything here is about proper timing and being alert to survive. RD seems to be the only affix doing its job properly.
Particularly, offense DH's were never meant to mindlessly shoot around and expect to survive knowing RD elites might be around the corner. He deserves to die if he sticks to a broken play style. A lot of the people against him in the threads are DH's too, but they don't have such problems with RD. Even the hardcore community does not have trouble with RD. One Hardcore DH with 300k DPS even posted in one of the threads that Chillaxin is just playing wrong so he should learn a thing or two.
Assessing the situation and adapting is a priority for DH's, i don't see why Chillaxin cannot do the same. Once i see damage reflected, i immediately use lingering fog. Problem solved. The game does not adapt to us, but we instead adapt to it. If one cannot react within the split second to press lingering fog, maybe the dh class is not suited for his/her playstyle. Simple as that. He can either change classes or change his playstyle. Crying does not help his cause.
Just as Kripparian said in his latest video blogs, in the beginning people whined about Inferno being too hard. So it got nerfed. So now after months of patching, we have nothing of the sort that gives us any sort of challenge. The only affix giving us something to be situationally aware is RD. There is nothing more to do in the end game.
The only thing keeping majority of the population alive is the anticipation of PVP and the only thing keeping us awake in our chairs as of 1.0.6 is RD.
Again, "good expensive gears" coupled with a "slow-reaction timed terrible player" amounts to certain death and much fished for arrogance. RD is fine. Never was a problem, once you know how to counter it by proper timing and controlled execution.
That being said, I and many others here would love to have more challenging affixes in the later patches that will keep us on the edge of our seats. :) That is the summation of what people want in this thread as far as i've counted and read. :)
EDIT: That is two more people below me that find RD to be perfectly fine. :)