All dat Barrett hate
One of the best mic workers WWE has right now and an excellent on at that, but stuck with bland material, a bland character, and hell, he rarely gets the mic to begin with, and when he does, it's for only a couple of minutes. Of course when he did get the mic consistently and had more than two minutes on it every few weeks, he became the most over heel in the company and was cutting great promos on a weekly basis, so meh.
His in-ring work isn't as bad as some make it out to be either, though it is lacking, I've always said his execution and power move-set is fine, but his pacing of matches is terrible and what he really needs to work on. But not bad in the ring, just decent.
Oh well, hardly matters anyway. He's never getting a consistent push and that much is obvious. At this point it seems he'll be lucky to even get a World Title match again period, let alone the belt itself.
As an overall talent, I'd put him above anyone in WWE right now except Punk, Sandow, Rhodes, Orton, Christian, Jericho and maybe Sheamus. Problem is everyone either only has in-ring work to go for them that I wouldn't put up there with Barrett on the mic (Cesaro, McIntyre, Swagger, etc.) or just sucks at both in-ring work and on the mic. Can't thing of anyone besides Barrett who's a pure-mic guy.