Hi All, discussion time again! ;)
Inherited from CB1, using a 2 handed weapon with a shield results in a dexterity penalty.
But with the addition of mutually exclusive items in CB2, wouldn't making 2 handed weapons and shields mutually exclusive make more sense than a small dexterity penalty?
Of course, something would need to be done to off set the loss of AC this would cause. Maybe something along the lines of increasing the effect strength has when determining damage with 2 handers. For the realists out there, you can use more of your bodies strength when using both arms, if you want to rationalise this. And there's no way to use a tower shield with a 2 handed sword! ;)
This would give a clear divide between a defensive (1H + Shield) and offensive (2H) melee strategy.