I agree with everybody about the cursed B chord. Been playing for at least 12 years now, mastered just about every other basic chord including the more obscure ones, but I still firmly believe that B really stands for Bastard.
Can anybody explain in simple terms to to cheat on the "B" without using a Barre chord? Cheers.
Here I am ultra lazy.
Of course I also cheat using the more bassy route, it just depends on what state of mind I am in or what song I'm playing. I still never really play the full chord today, although over time it has become a bit easier. I've nearly cracked it but I just can't seem to cross that finish line right now.
I also cheat with the Bm. Basically it works just like a D, but also using your little finger on the 4th string, 4th fret.
I still do have a lot of bother with barre chords, although F and Fm I completely nailed years ago, and thus also (similar like the F) most other E shape major/minor barre chords have become a doddle for me now too.
Here's a really nice chord I often like using - Fsus2.
It works lovely with C, F and G