1: Keeping the Chat Channels clear of high amounts of users posting items for sale.
2: Keeps people close to the desired concept of 'farming' by making users be more attentive to gear drops.
~on the Negative side of leaving open the in-game Gold aspect of the Auction house
3: the users that already violate the Terms of Service and EULA Agreements will continue to do what they do and move to 3rd party sites; potentially lowering the amount of user violators and decrease the bandwidth load.....Which in the end turns out to be a benefit to the other users who would experience less lag.
Since there was no Suggestion box or link to submit ideas for Diablo3. I'm hoping that the logic of 'the Developers do scan the forums' was true; and that people might comment about my idea....Hopefully positively enough to gain the interest of the Diablo 3 Development team and change their minds over disabling the Auction House completely.
According to a clip that I believe was of 2 members of the Blizzard Diablo3 staff, They were saying that the Auction House took away from the concept behind the Diablo 3 Series. I only half agree with this; I believe that the Real Currency Side of the auction house is were he Auction House veered away from the Diablo series. It did give people a chance to make a little money on the side, but at the same time made it to easy for people with higher income to skip over the 'gearing process' and quickly get into end-game content. This in-turn would "sometimes" not always cause other users less fortunate to not be able to buy gear quickly to not have as much fun with the game.
The Basic idea is to only close the Real Currency side of the Auction house. Leave open the in-game Gold side; it still makes people go back into the game, following the storyline and 'farm' the gold to buy from a central hub Market. Also with leaving open the in-game gold part of the Auction House, it should 'in theory' keep the chat channels less cluttered with a high amount of people posting items for sale...
So, Keep the In-game AH Open darnit! spend a little to save on hardware later.