I think he specifically wants to play the paladin class itself.
BLASPHEMY! How dare he like a class because it is appealing to him! He should be playing a Necropolitan Wizard/5 Incantrix/10 Mindbender/1 Archmage/4 who has 21 contingencies and through massive amounts of DCS'ing has no banned schools of magic and is immune to everything short of a DvR which even then is only defeatable through heavy RAW abuse and in some extreme cases Rule 0 (which even STILL barely beats him)! HOW DARE HE I SAY!
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