I'm currently taking a break from gaming (too much to do for the holidays, too little time) but I had to log in just to comment on how awesome this is. I especially like the tab in the bottom left corner that displays the avatars and banners of everyone in chat. Let's hope that one of the mods sees this and decides to pass it along to the higher-ups.
It may look nice, but it doesn't really do anything to improve what's wrong with the game. Easier / more attractive menus before entering the game don't really mean much...
I admit it looks nice but there are SO many more important things they could work on.
Yes, there are bigger problems with Diablo 3, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't fix the smaller problems, especially when they're this easy to fix.
Currently, there's a variety of wildly different arguments about what should be done to improve build diversity, itemization, and other "more important things". Each side makes some good points, but there's no real consensus.
On the other hand, EVERYONE agrees that the chat and menu systems in D3 are sub-par, especially for a title from a AAA developer. Blizzard could fix these flaws in a single patch, and earn some much-needed goodwill from fans. It's not only the right thing to do, it's the smart thing as well.