In D2, when you know a bare minimum, you really should not die, especially with the help of alt F4.
Now, when you do actually die, it's because some lame monster with a cheap instagib mechanic, well, instagibbed you.
I'm wondering what is the stance of blizz on this, being a HC player and all. Honestly, losing a character cause you just casted your spell at the wrong moment on a monster (or monsters) who just so happen to blow up on death for a bazillion damage just feels cheap and stupid.
Now losing your character after an intense fight with a siege breaker who ends up biting your torso off and throwing the remains at the other players...well, you still feel bad, but at least you put up a fight.