Like people think Ron Paul is nuts to abolish the IRS.
People fear change.
Please tell me why exactly would removing gold from Diablo 3 would be so terrible? In the other game it makes items like identification scrolls and portal scrolls -important- and -valuable-. What is wrong with that?
The only downside is it would affect the GMAH. OK. That's fine, so then what it shows is that scrolls could work if they were priced accordingly. So make gold rarer, and make scrolls expensive. What does that do?
TLDnR: It creates a market for unidentified items, which is an option completely overlooked in D3. This is a simple change that could be made to Diablo 3 and fix the awkward identification system and portal system as well.