Barrett has unfortunately been pretty unlucky for being close to a total package in WWE. He has incredible mic skills and presence, has charisma (as seen in his Nexus days), has an intimidating heelish look, and his in ring skills are passable (he's had more than a handful of great matches in his career). It's a shame people hold his in ring work so much against him even though he's proven in big match situations he can deliver spectacular matches (such as versus Cena HIAC 2010, or Elimination Chamber this year). He's not one of the better in-ring workers, but if he was I'm sure a lot of the people who hate him would be just as big of marks for him as myself. Then again, guess that's just logic.
There's an awful lot of hate on Barrett by certain members of this forum for no apparent reason, considering Barrett hasn't done much in the first place.
I know. What a great heel! And just imagine, if he ever does win the World Title, how much more that hate will be. Makes me wish they'd put the World Title on him tomorrow.