Dexterity is your primary statistic for a lot of things. Accuracy, is one of them when using Weapon Finesse. Hide, Move Silently and Lockpicking all rely on it too. It's also necessary to have a certain amount of dexterity to even think about using TWF and especially improved TWF. Halfings also take a hit to -2 STR, so as you can see from the stats I posted, its not exactly a 'dumped' statistic. I've already pointed out that im fresh to the game, so please stop talking like all of this is supposed to be common knowledge to everyone. I wouldn't have posted this thread otherwise.
Furthermore, not needing INT assumes you have access to a wealth of equipment, which is simply not the case on my server (I'm on Sarlona). Not only is it simply not available to buy from the auction house, but random loot can't be counted on to give you exactly what you need at any given time. A handful of useful items I've found require a far higher level than my own and cost large amounts of plat to purchase. So far the majority of my cash has come from selling essences and a few Eberron Dragonshards so the most I've ever had at any one point was about 30k. The most basic items I've seen were upwards of 80k.
So yes, im bound to have a different outlook on the game because im no seasoned veteran here. I far prefer the p&p world where sneak attacks make up the majority of your damage and insane equipment is a bonus rather than a necessity. To be honest, its beginning to sound impossible to get a foothold in this game unless you already have a rank 20 character to mother your younger ones up to veteran with her hand-me-downs.