we think players running around with an entire set of Magic Find gear and swapping out those pieces every time they want to open a chest, smash a pot, or click on a weapon rack isn't really all that fun, and we didn't want the game's mechanics to make players feel like they needed to do that in order to be the most efficient. We also don't want players avoiding fighting monsters just to run after shiny clicky things (we want you to do both). In both situations, this is something we wanted to discourage and we implemented changes we felt would accomplish this.
We're already working on another developer blog that delves more deeply in to our current philosophy regarding Magic Find gear swapping, why it's our current philosophy, and how we're looking at improving Magic Find in general, so that will probably provide insight on this particular topic.
This is exactly the problem. "We think . . . ," "we want . . . ." Dude, you have an entire forum full of THOUSANDS of people, your customers, telling you exactly what they want out of this game - telling you EXACTLY what to do in order to please them AND to make more money. But for some reason it's about what "you want" or what "you think." Get with the program bro! Your loyal customers, who have supported you almost two decades now, are leaving in droves and if you don't respect their opinions, they aren't coming back.
This is primarily a single player game. Why nerf IAS? what is there to gain. Why not let players have the option to be godly if they want? Why not let people farm jugs and chests? why not give people the option to farm bosses OR farm elites, whichever they want? Why not let them use magic find gear if they want, or abstain is they desire? What is wrong with letting the player decide how to play HIS game instead of making him play the game YOU WANT him to play, or YOU THINK he should play? Let the player decide what is fun and run his game accordingly. Please, stop deciding for us.
My theory is that Blizzard has been making amazing games for so long that YOU THINK you're infallible. The developers believe what THEY WANT is what players will want, regardless of the feedback they get. Maybe that's not the truth, but it sure seems like it to those of us on the ground.
You need to get with the program. D3 sucks. It's boring. It's not fun to play. It's frustrating. It's unfair. It's not challenging. It's way off the mark. And in case you didn't know, you don't get too many chances in this game. If the D3 team blows this game, there won't be a D4.