A) I think this game is too challenging, or it's too likely to die, to allow you only one life
B) I don't trust my connection and/or Blizzard's server stability enough
C) I don't have enough time or dedication to play HC
D) I enjoy zerging tactics (tactics wherein you're likely to die often)
Please pick the option that most closely resembles your answer. I know that, if none of the first four options match your answer word for word, you will be tempted to pick E. However, please pick one option that is similar, not necessarily identical, to your answer, and then elaborate on your post. I should be seeing very few "E" posts, because a lot of what special circumstances people are saying are very similar to one of my options!
Also, please pick the best answer! If there are multiple things stopping you, choose the one that you think is the most overwhelming. If you give me multiple options, and you don't make it clear which one is the foremost contributor, I simply won't count your vote.
For example, one might be tempted to answer:
"E: I have a wife and family, and a career, and I think playing Hardcore would cut into my real life way too much."
No! Your answer isn't E, it's obviously C!
Another example is if, say, you want to be able to try to fight the next boss over and over again, changing your strategy each time until you succeed, while it's not identical to option D, it's similar. So vote D, and then, in your post, explain exactly what you mean by that.
Anyway, if you have played Hardcore, but don't play it any longer, or if you have tried it a couple times and only gone through Normal, you're welcome to vote. However, if it's clear that you play HC a ton, please don't. :)
I will keep editing this OP with the latest results, one page at a time. I'd love to hear your input!
Note that if someone said E, but I feel their explanation is very similar (but not identical) to one of the four options, I'm counting that as one of the four options. E has to be waaaaaay removed from any of those options. If you take issue with my judgement call, please tell me! (Also, if you don't show a letter in your vote, it's obviously up to my discretion to choose whether it counts as a vote, and which letter it satisfies.)
EDIT: By the end of page 8, the results are: