Also, did the hero have a family? If blizzard is going to make the game "realistic" by putting a fee on auction house sales, maybe they should offer a life insurance policy for you guys so that you can make daily payments and not have to worry about making a lump sum payment at "the end". If they are going to take an SC element and make it more HC I think at the very least it should cost a considerable amount to even create an HC char. That way it will deter people who make HC char and it dies to say "oh well ill just make another one", since they are trying to deter SC players from saying, "oh well ill just rez and go back".
TL;DR It's friday.