Sorry but what a bunch of complainers. "I chose to play a grinding game and I can't stand grinding so change it or I'll start cheating!" Hey, in real life, I'll probably never make as much as a bank robber who stole millions, I guess I should start robbing banks too! Take that, society!
This is why the whole AH system was a bad idea in the first place for this game. I actually don't mind it because it would happen anyway behind the scenes and I'd rather Blizzard run it than have people rely on some shady, backdoor dealer and get scammed. At the same time, it obviates what is, to many, a disturbing truth. If you choose to find your own gear, as I do, you'll never be at the forefront.
It makes perfect sense. My solo farming isn't going to yield me the same results as cherry-picking the best drops generated by hundreds of thousands of hours of playtime by other players. It's obvious. What then, is the solution? Simple. Either use the AH and auto-win the game (though why anyone would find this rewarding is beyond me), find your own gear and enjoy the satisfaction that comes with it (along with some frustration at being less geared than your AH driven counterparts), or realize that D3 isn't the game for you because you don't like to loot hunt in a loot-hunting game.
I know I will receive scrutiny from the lazy masses for my support of the quoted statement but...+1!!!!
I enjoy burning away my life playing games over making things do this for me. I AM A GAMER NOT A BLASTED ROBOT!!! I want the thrill of finding items that are better for me or better for someone else. I want to sell them cheap on the AH to the lazy good-for-nothings who bot because I need a quick coin. I enjoy the aggravation and the perplexing moments of dying and trying to figure out how I can do better. I want to feel that proud moment where I triumphed by my self or with friends...not cheating.
I wont lie I have thought about botting myself. HOWEVER!!! Before you word twisting monkeys jump the gun and label me as "one of your ranks," I only thought of botting because there just are not enough hours in a day for me to play this game. I do have to work for a living, spend time with my fiancee and my family, and I have to sleep. I have a life, but I do also have dignity as a gamer.
In my opinion, you all should quit playing a game that requires TIME and EFFORT instead of letting some bot do your work for you. I worked hard for where I am now, and I will work hard to get to Paragon Level 100 and I will clear Inferno on MP 10 and I will get EVERY achievement possible with my own two hands!
Okay give me your worse children (if you get upset or attack me MY point is proven).