This thread might get derailed quickly, so please don't argue! I'm just curious which artifacts people dislike and why, specifically those you wish didn't exist or made the user explode like a bacon firecracker every time they used them.
Personally, I find the speed artifacts most annoying - Dirk, diadem, pipe filter, lyre of shallah, curing/speed earrings, etc. They throw balance off, and they tend to become mandatory for the class that uses them. Good luck playing Mage or Bard without a diadem, or Assassin or Renegade without a dirk!
Next up would be the stealth and detection artifacts - Veil, Seer's Eye, Phantom Mask in particular. The veil is like a 2k tax on getting into combat right now, the Seer's Eye negating all stealth skills entirely is unspeakably lame (But yes, I do plan to get one), and the phantom mask should never have existed in the first place.
On the third tier of lame are the escape arties. Raksha band and gazali earrings. Yeah, raksha now has a 1 second channel, but I think it should change further. Gazali earring escapes should probably be blocked by something, too.
Disclaimer: of the above, I own a dirk, diadem, pipe filter, lyre of shallah, all of the curing speed and bal/equi earrings, a bow, a veil, and I do have gazali earrings but I don't use them in combat.
So, which artifacts and types of artifacts do you all dislike? What would you like to see consigned to the foggy halls of memory and never used again?