Diablo games have never been about the PvP element.[/i]
i played d1 only for pvp.
i played d2 only for pvp.
almost everyone i know who bought d3 with me geared their characters waiting for pvp, then left after some month.
and just to make some proof that you are wrong here is what the developers said they expected their player to want from a diablo 3 game right before the release.
"While we work on making sure PvP lives up to its full potential, we hope you'll find some consolation in the fact that soon, you'll be having a blast leveling characters, finding items, learning the classes, and perfecting builds…and that when the Arenas do arrive, you’ll be all the better prepared for battle.
When the PvP patch is ultimately ready, it will add multiple Arena maps with themed locations and layouts, PvP-centric achievements, and a matchmaking system that will help you and your team get into fairly matched games quickly and easily. We'll also be adding a personal progression system that will reward you for successfully bashing in the other team's skulls.We know a lot of you are looking forward to PvP
, and we’ll be focusing our post-launch efforts on making sure the Arenas are as brutal, bloody, fast-paced, and awesome as we know they can be. In the meantime, we're in the process of putting the finishing touches on what we think is a truly epic campaign and co-op experience for launch."