I play with friends even if they have the gimpiest gimp toon ever in ddo history - it just doesn't matter for me. What kind of fun is that... when you decline a friend just because his toon's weird build?
So much hate about some character builds... when the only thing matters the player behind that character.
I guess OP is not your server's favourite player... True, his build is not unique or a fresh one, and bardchers are in game for a long time, but as I mentioned, the player matters, not the build. If anyone doesn't like to group with OP, it shouldn't be the fault of the bardcher builds.