Don't worry in a few patches, dodge/parry and shields are going the way of the dodo
(or should I say the way of defense and rangedslot)
Shields no longer required for wall and reflect, some would say it's for dps warriors, I say it's for building consensus.
When there's no spell left in the game that say "requires a shield" guess what's the next step, you'll have a bunch of players saying "meh who cares, not like they're used for anything, they're just a stat stick, compensate by putting more stats on other slots and get rid of them".
All hail the era of haste tanks vs crit tanks.