staff looking at your profile usually means nothing, just fyi. i don't think you've done anything to piss me off since your name doesn't ring a bell. but i'm pretty sure i don't have access to html code.
there are tons of combo's in brawl.
i've been stuck in them XD
and items make it fun, they're not as game changingly random as crits or freeze hax or anything like in pokemon, and they just make it a more fair and fun game to play. The only really broken ones are the hammers, fan and the final smash ball.