I have lost a P19 Witch Doctor to a computer crash and a few DH's and Barbarians to random things.
I have also leveled a Witch Doctor to Paragon 50+ on softcore who also has capped MF of 375. Do I find better items? No...
The game has come down to, what is fun? Well, both hardcore and softcore have there pro's and con's.
I have realized that softcore has far to many con's right now to justify playing it right now. I highly suggest you check out hardcore mode.
1.) Filled with bots
2.) Broken economy
3.) Gold is no longer worth anything
4.) Crafting is worthless
5.) Only godly items are worth something
6.) No one sticks together in public games.
7.) No risk of dying, game is always easy.
1.) No bots
2.) Economy is always thriving because items are always being refreshed instead of flooded.
3.) Gold has value.
4.) Crafting has a meaning in hardcore.
5.) Lots of items are worth something.
6.) Players have more of a team player attitude in public games.
7.) Risk of death, adds excitement and a challenge.
Last reason why I am going back to hardcore is that I actually found a godly ring on Softcore. A litany ring with 49% crit damage and perfect 169 intellect. I been putting it up on the AH for 2 weeks and posted it on the forums. No one is buying anything because of the flooded economy. Tons of bots, so why even spend your gold?
There will be hardcore haters who will troll this post. That's fine. Hardcore mode actually brings the fun back into the game.