If England were within 10 metres of the try line I would agree with you that it was simply attention seeking and they should try for the...well try! But because they are as far out as they are and have the chance of coming away with nothing I think it's worth the shot at the posts. As a spectator I'd much rather see what DC did than watch him ask the ref for the penalty and hand it over the OF for a long and laborious kick at goal!
Interesting that Gatland blames the ref and not his own players for the loss! Australia were down to 14 men for the final ten minutes. They were one short in their back line with QC being in the bin. Not sure that the right call was to go for that stupid line out option rather than using North (who was amazing by the way) as a massive decoy runner to open up the field for the other talented Welsh backs! But hey, maybe Barnes told Warburton to make that call and it really is all his fault!!!