I stopped reading when I saw your complaint about vases (breakables) drops. It is very sad to see people call it fun opening chests/breaking vases. Definetely that's not the Diablo I want to play. This was a good change since it will stop (some) bots and make players do what it is supposed to do: kill things.
Inferno IS supposed to be hard to beat. If you are unconfortable with that, stop playing in hell and reroll a new character. If you want challenge, do the math, be insistent, try, and progress in inferno one step at a time. Everything in life is frustrating when you don't beat it at the first time, but more rewardable once you do it.
If you prefer to keep breaking vases: "Use RMAH. L2P Noob!"
I stopped when you said "what they're supposed to do." It's a god damn game. You shouldn't be forced to do anything. If you like a certain part of the game, why should the developers tell you they don't like that you like that part of the game, and take it away?
There was a game mechanic that allowed some people to farm pots. This is very tedious and boring but if you can do it for hours, more power to you! I work the AH. I've made more than 100 million buying/reselling. That's not the correct way to make money in this game.
I'm sure they'll end up limiting the amount you can buy/sell in a week or something to stop this and force people to go to the RMAH.
Like the OP said, Blizz is lazy and didn't want to implement better security, so they took the easy way out and candy coated it.
I bear Inferno Diablo and was farming A3 and A4.
The game is much less fun since 1.03 was released.