I like all the backstory on Balnazzar and the paladins, it gives the end of the paladin Order Hall campaign an extra bit of catharsis, considering their history.
Nah, it wasn't wasted but you do like to nitpick.
It isn't shallow, extra detail is always better.
You aren't very intelligent either aren't you? Read my post, learn how to write and don't automatically assume "oh everything is bad I know good writing wah wah wah".
@nmb3000 Seriously though, learn good writing and storytelling. It is absolutely not true that they were never known for it.