All I see is from OP is:
WAAAHHHHHH, I don't have the game exactly how I want it! WAAAHHHHHH
I don't even see that in the OP's post. All he did was post a bunch of links about how broken the game was and a few about blizzard pulling things from the game (enchantress, pvp and skill runes that drop as loot). Honestly, I don't know why this thread is so highly rated. He just basically consolidated all the major topics that fans were complaining about.
This gives blizzard no insight as to what we want. So, once blizzard skims this thread, they will attempt to fix the issues and fail yet again.
I disagree with apart of this however I respect your opinion..
We never got a Poll or PTR asking how much to change things or what skills should be changed or buffed..
THEY JUST DID IT ON THEIR OWN...
There was beta and as I recall, the hype was actually mainly positive. The first 13 levels and up to SK was the groundwork for an amazing game and that was a consensus. Therefore, there were not nearly as many negative posts. IMO, beta should have most definitely unlocked the full game and the turn out at release would have been 10 fold to the positive.
And you have to understand, Blizzards head was entirely too big about D3 before release. They were most likely positive beyond a shadow of a doubt they knew that what they were doing was better for the game. They are the developers and their self (over) confidence was retarded. And the fans, let it go on trust that blizzard knew what was best.
If you watched blizzcon when they were announcing all the changes, the crowd was dead silent because they had no clue how the changes would affect the game. And again, I say that was because the players put entirely too much faith in the development team to make D3 amazing. I know I myself thought D3 was going to be the best thing since sliced bread.
Now, thats not to say that there are no threads constructive enough with ideas to fix the issues, my point is more a long the lines of that the ratio is about 10:1 in favor of negative posts that offer no constructive thoughts and/or criticism.
In fact, not everyone in the world was completely in love with D2. To expect everyone (i.e. a near 100% probability) who loved D2 to love D3, displays foolish expectations on part of the expecter, not Blizzard. Chances are, they did not expect every single person who loved D2 to love D3, because that would be dumb.
I see this argument a lot albeit worded hundreds of different ways. The only counter argument that I have against this is that Blizzard should have not been stupid enough to not include anything that made D1 and/or D2 as great as it was. Like so many have said before, D3 is a HUGE step backwards. Why would any company make a sequel to a game and not include any elements that the fans loved from previous games?
And whats more, when you make a sequel to any game, it would be folly for the developers to make the mistake of saying "Oh, well...fans of the predecessors may not like the game and that's entirely ok". If Blizzard didn't know that before, they sure as hell do now.
The fans on the board just aren't as representative of the player base as they would like to think. Blizzard knows this. Most forum posters don't.
+1 and I couldn't agree more. Those who enjoy the game, simply don't post threads on the forums. And the greater majority of those who dislike the game either stopped playing or post constantly about how horrible of a job blizzard is doing. However, if you think that the amount of negative feedback blizzard gets for the current state of D3 is going unnoticed/ignored because of that fact, you must be dense (no offense intended). We've complained and seen Blizzards attempts before....
Forum posters: "Legendary's are broken"
Blizzard response: "Oh, ok, we will fix them for you"
Forum Posters: "We need endgame content"
Blizzard Response: "Oh thanks, we didn't realize that what you guys wanted, heres the paragon system, infernal machine and monster power"
It was the posters here on the forums who got blizzard off their butts to improve the search function of the AH. It was the posters on the forums who got blizzard to (try) to fix legendary's. It was the posters here on the forums that got blizzard to implement (what blizzard calls) endgame content. It was posters here who got blizzard to nerf difficulty of inferno and elite packs.
Blizzard IS listening and changing based on our complaints and failing time and time again. But like I stated in my first post, its because the majority of posts here offer little to no criticism and ideas to fix the glaring issues. Haters (most of the forum posters) are more concerned about voicing their disapproval then pitching ideas. And the posts that do offer great ideas, aren't pushed by the community. Positive threads with great ideas usually get 5-10 responses or taken over by trolls bashing the OP and D3.
Tools exist on this forum to bring great ideas to Blizzards attention and they simply do not get used often enough. I feel that if even a single thread that contains at least one great idea gets requested to be stickied and or liked several thousands of times, those changes will at least be tried out in a new patch or a modified version of it anyways.