I mean I understand that it would have been a real hassle to include unique attack animations for all of his combos, for each weapon type. But, why make staves his weapon of choice?
Why not give him fist weapons like the assassin in D2? I would think that those could actually be used in combat without needing to alter his existing animations.
Just seems kinda a silly to me to see this monk dual wielding axes or running around with a bo stave.. then instantly sheathing them so he can fight with his fists.