CAGED theory basically includes chord forms that you can *move*. This
includes bar chords and other movable forms.
First, let's put open position in perspective by relating it to other
positions. Open position chords and patterns only *seem* easier than
patterns in other parts of the fretboard, for a number of reasons. One is
that those other parts of the fretboard represent for you the Great Unknown.
And we know how scary and intimidating that can be.