My main reason for wanting a multi-spec system in D3 is due to the player cap of 10. That along with being able to switch skills at any point really makes a multi-spec system so appealing. Thinking back to my D2 days, I played well more than 10 different builds. Naturally in D3 I expect to play many builds as well.
Obviously blizzard does not intend for people to have to level a new character for each new build a person wants to play. So it seems only natural to put a system in place which, when I have finally perfected a build I've been working on, I can save it for easy and quick future reference/use.
Playing with the new skill calculator recently, got me remembering all the cool builds I tried out in D2 (throw barb, ele druid, summon druid, etc). I know for sure I willspend many hours(days really lol) playing completely different builds on each charachter. I really don't want to take the time to change:
• 6 active skills
• 6 runes
• 3 passives
While it might not seem like a lot, having to change those 15 items every single time over the course of my D3 years is really going to get old.
Thus the game really needs a system to save different builds. Something simple like WoW would work fine. Although being able to name each pre set build would be nice. Unlimited pre sets would be great, but I assume blizzard would argue that could be a data storage problem(which would be the only valid argument against the system being unlimited that I can think of). In the wake of that argument I would hope for a large number of pre sets(10+ perhaps).
So what do others think? This is certainly something that casuals would take advantage of as well as hardcore players. Personally if there wasn't a 10 char limit AND they did not add pre set system like this, I would probably just level a new char for each build(keep in mind I enjoy leveling up chars anyhow). But obviously with the cap that isn't possible.
This is something that could be added in an early patch even. Not really something that will make or break a release, but would be great benefit to most all players.