So, basically the idea here is to discuss the inverse of underrated gems. What options does everybody seem to rave about using and say are the best, that you never seem to use yourself? This doesn't mean that you think these options are bad or even overrated, necessarily, you just never have time for them.
Speaking for myself, it's been ages since I've actually bothered with a fighter-mage at all, and I've never bothered with the dreaded Kensage, although I have done Berserker-mage a couple times in the past. It's not that I think it's a bad way to go; I do, in fact, think they're quite powerful, but it just doesn't capture my imagination much, I guess. I also don't use blades, well, ever, really, primarily because I don't find them very bard-like, so I tend to use Skalds more, or just the vanilla bard when I play Icewind Dale.
So, what are your thoughts, guys?