Well if we aren't talking about the OP anymore, please restate your supposition and I would love to continue. Perhaps I've lost where this is going seeing how you've quoted and responded to many different people in this thread.
My supposition never shifted till you replied to one of my comments and wrote about the core of the game, which i took time to reply to you.
I too already replied to you about this.
You wrote " You're allowed to not like it, but claiming they are "wrong" for doing so or they don't have the "right" to do it in a Diablo game is crazy. "
Your point are true. I just do not respect the decision for them to do so due to the poor system the current game have.
I do not think the current system would allow the any of the previous designs to fit it. Like you said. It is different.
Personally, i just find it shallow.
Diablo is indeed their product, but it is also up to people's interpretation of how they determine what is " milking. "
It goes both ways.
There are some who wrote as well, if you are going to take something that is already a established product and take it so far that it bears no resemblance to it's past.
It would be better to start a new title.
Hallmarks are very hard to replace. To do so, is always possible, however the NEW developers team, did not do a job good enough to replace the things they removed.
Hence you got threads like this that openly question that decision.
We never really exchanged notes about why you and i think differently.
You said the system is new, hence the old parts of the old systems cannot fit in. I agreed to that. There is not much disagreement to begin with.
I just made a stand, while others make theirs and i heard them. The only dislike i had for this forum, is the existence of some human who simply cannot respect and listen to what others would like to say.
They simply trolled their ways to " win ". Win? What is there to win in a forum? Victory get you a billion dollar stack of golds? You get shower with greens till your face goes green?
What a forum really function as, is to hear the many different voices that in hope end up in a solution for a problem discussed.
From a business point of view
Sometime, innovation is a risky move to do, especially with big titles.
Do it right, you get all the flowers.
Do it wrong you get the daggers and poison.
Do it lesser than right, you get flowers coated poison and praise you to smell it.
To continue with movie examples.
If the Hobbit come out horrible this year, all the sticks will be all on Peter Jackson. He did tried something new with the camera. He shot the film in 48 frames per seconds in HD, giving the film a documentary feel.
Did the change of format and speed make a difference? Nothing and no, to how well the stories are presented.
However a camera format and speed do control the looks of a film, as well as the amount of lights needed. Which is vital to a movie's visual impact. Visual impact is important to a motion picture.
The success of the movie in terms of liking would justify his decision. If the movie turn out to be lesser than the Lords of the Ring or not successful at all. People will go after anything and everything just to criticize it. Even that thing affect little to none.
I care not what they change. I just care what they changed should be tenfold more impressive, since the previous was so impressive.
I cannot recall the views and stands on both Batman movies by Mr Burton and Mr Nolan are ever as split as Diablo is.