They never forced you to buy the game, if you are so against the game being an online enabled game, that perhaps you should continue to play Diablo 2. Personally, I only play games that allow me to play online with friends. That is where I have the greatest satisfaction. To each his own, but there is no surprises with it being battle.net enabled. They did the same thing with SC2.
And also technically i didnt pay for the game, i have the WoW annual, pass, but the world is not going to end today, the game will be ready to play later on, you must have patience.
Listen I realize you may be in special ed and your idea of fun IS waiting on servers to come back up since you obviously play WoW, it gives you an chance to go get more hot pockets and see sunlight for a few hours before its back to the grind, but I do not play that crap. I am an adult, I require satisfaction in my products I buy. When I am not satisfied I go threw a string of channels in order to get satisfaction before I eventually give up and require a refund. This is what used to be called being a savvy consumer. Actually getting your moneys worth of a product and if not, demanding satisfaction. Also back before you and your ilk became the dominate force in products and gaming, companies tried their best to insure that customers were indeed satisfied with products, because they had to.
Also I have another shocker for you, I do not care about nor do I follow Starcraft 2, or any other blizzard product. I only have 1 game I enjoy with this entire company, diablo. Consider me a consumer that does not engage in brand loyalty to your level, nor do I give two !@#$s about the satisfaction of yes men such as yourself vs my own. I have my own complaints that I want satisfied by a company. See above for the reason why.
It IS a shock to me because I did not anticipate it, I wanted a similar single player experience to what I had before, instead I have been handed WoW lite with a cash for gold trading system in place. Shocking, I know, that someone may become pissed at this aspect and demand an explanation.
You say I am special Ed?
Do you not research anything before you purchase a product? Do you go to the car dealership and believe everything the salesman tells you? Every aspect of this game, as how it would go, the "cash for gold" trading system all this is no "shocker" if you actually paid attention to the game you "wanted" to play.
Perhaps it is only me then, who, before purchasing any product, does extensive research on the company, and what the product is. I spend my money wisely, and I am sorry that you were to unfortunate to comprehend the extent of what Diablo 3 was going to be when it was launched on day 1. If you come back next week and load up the game, you will have the experience you are looking for. To not have that satisfaction now, being a mature "adult" as you claim to be, seems real immature for your character.