I just can't associate him with his PAladin. The Paladin is some kind of evil bastard child that has crept into his posts. It's an alien creature, and not Gamex.
Re: Raid CDs: With my group, it varies. The three of us healers (which, amusingly, includes the raid leader) decide between us when raid CDs should be used, but we also trust each other enough that we may blow that "oh !@#$" button early if the encounter goes a bit sideways.
I do agree his paladin is bollocks and he should be forced to post on the druid all the time.
With raid CDs my group either doesn't need them at all, or needs them at one very specific, very obvious part of the fight. I like having them there as an option when things suddenly become stupid, maybe people are a bit slow on Beth'tilac and there needs to be a Hymn in P1, that's cool with me. What is not cool with me is having parts of fights that're pretty much unhealable unless you're popping CDs one after the other. Something like Rhyolith P2, Yor'sahj YBR, Zon'ozz black phase where that thing is totally unavoidable regardless of what your group does and it demands CDs.
Oddly I'm okay with something like the last minute of Ultraxion, where if you really want to stretch it out you will need to pop some CDs but that portion of the fight is entirely avoidable. I'm not happy about having a button that must be pressed in a fight or rocks fall and everyone dies, but I am happy having a button that can be pressed in a fight or rocks fall and everyone dies.