I liked the look and the ring skills of Barrett. But I think people are grasping for straws when it comes to declaring someone as having "mic skills". It doesn't take much to talk. Talking is not having mic skills. Guys like Ziggler and Barrett, all they do is talk. They don't, "cut promos" or do anything spectacular where I would think they have any special mic skills. They talk. Now Cena, The Rock, Stone Cold, Mankind, HHH, HBK, CM Punk, Chris Jericho...these guys cut awesome promos where I hear them and think, "Man, they are really good on the mic". They can work a crowd, they sound smooth, they're charismatic, and people love to hear them, whether it's to cheer or to boo.
They did more than just talk. Just talking is what the majority of people in wrestling today do.
Uh oh, I better stop now before my EWN stalker makes another, "I don't watch WWE anymore" comment.