Just starting into high level gear with my wizard after finding so many with my DH. My first thought was 'Why a sword?,' until I saw the AS & socket! How does the 44% CC help in play? Are the odds more in your favor or not?
I am debating on CM, but after reading so many posts of nerfs I am trying to build without it BUT still being able to use it effectively if it stays viable.
CC is good for 2 things
1. The obvious one -> helps with DPS. (although my DPS is really low compare to others here)
2. CC helps with Critical Mass passive -> less cool down for skills -> Arcone and Nova.
I don't think CC will ever be useless, they will probably nerf how CM works but CC + CD is still most effective way to increase DPS.