You had you build your stats/skills according to your available items, sure you could google a perfect build, but that doesn't mean you have those very special items to do it
for example, there were many different types of smiters or of javazons that play very differently or are effective in different ways
(note: i gonna brag about my n00b past)
I always used to build my barbarian with some strength so he could carry different armors then enigma like forty or i could make different items rotation for different PvP scenarios, and my barb was far more efficient then most guys out there who build their barbs around enigma and vitality
My barb also had dex stat on for max block and windowmaker bow, i could swap abs items without worrying about lack of stats, all that intop of my 6400life and life/resist/damage charms
Only a necromancer or another barb like mine could be a challenge to my barb.