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1. I wouldn't assume that a PC, like a real person, always has insight into their abilities (or lack thereof) to win friends and influence people. I find it very authentic when a low-CHA PC wants to do the talking for the group. It also keeps the other characters engaged with what is going on in the adventure.
2. It is only rude or inconsiderate if the player in question is deliberately trying to torpedo the encounter.
3. This is a rhetorical question.
4. Rhetorical question, again.
5. I don't think The Confirmation was supposed to establish a policy.
6. I know players who won't identify their character's class or level to the other people at the table. That's fine. Some people enjoy a 'make it up as you go along' technique for tackling encounters.
It's completely possible to over-analyze the game to the point where it is an exercise in dice-rolling and nothing unexpected happens. Remember, the point isn't to win the game, it's to have fun. Maybe 'fun' is the barbarian acting as the party's face.
Edit: You obviously have just had a miserable time at the table. If it makes you feel better, talk about it here and get it off your chest.