redsword, I think the thread is acting up, it's showing only the first page to me, but it's also listing you as the last poster as well.
Bjorgin, you can always take a little hiatus and return a little while later a bit more refreshed. Bear's are a lot of fun so there's no sense making one when you don't quite feel like it and spoiling the experience.
As for my favorite build, I think it's a three way tie between fury-rabies, flaming-rabies, and my fireclaws druid. I suppose shifters in general would suffice.
Oh Kiba, us bears are plotting, but we're being lazy and not wanting to leave our caves yet for the spring, it's still yucky out here.
*giant bear hugs Kiba for the meantime*
With them new runewords (I still consider 1.10 new, so .. :smiley .. I'd say. Hunter with Maxed HoW/DW/Grizzly/Fissure/rest in Fissure Synergies is my favourite buid.
Items: Faith Bow, CoH, Jalal's, Highlord's or Mara's (undecided), Ravenfrost, still can't decide on which belt to wear, Gore Riders, Bloodfist's, Cta+Lidless on switch.
Merc: Act 2 Might, eBotD GPA, CoH, CoA
Probably the build I've had the most fun playing in the new patches.
Party Wolf! Awooo!! I'll bring the beer! (ahem, must be more serious here). (Fury / Vita build with a hefty grizzly / Oak Sage for party benefits). Switch between the big two handed 'thunk' stick and a one handed w/SS. Able to drop two ton grizzly wherever needed. OS to help those glass cannon party members.