As my gaming progressed my real life progressed. I got a job and started making decent money. At the end of the month i was able to have some spending money left over. I had an awesome idea at the time to start buying items. For some reason i thought it would be cool to have all the best gear.
About a month after i bought my first item i really started to lose interest in the game. I felt like i had cheated,and that i had nothing left to work for. The reason im posting this is because when i started buying items,it took away something. Something that i really enjoyed was now gone. Finding that amazing item wasnt so amazing anymore. Its been about a year or so since i last got on to diablo. I started back over in SP and was amazed to find that the fun had come back. I wasnt going to buy items anymore, i was going to earn them. Since than ive been having so much fun if not more that when i was a kid.
When you buy items it takes away the fun of finding those amazing items. Im not telling anyone not to buy them. Im just saying its not as fun after you do. Take it from someone who did it. It ruined the game for me for a long time.