I blame Mass Effect 3. I blame it because what is being attempted now, worked on ME3. You bought something, didn't like for _______ (insert reasons), and then turned to complaining incessantly on the forums for "Something! Do something!" until the company caves and gives you what you want. But here's the rub: What you want, is not what everyone else wants. Even if you think that "we" or "us" are all behind you, and that "they" and "them" are all misguided fools, you are only speaking for yourself and your own vision of what you think this game should be. The ME3 trolls hated and hated until they got their way, and most of them still weren't happy. This game is not an HD remix of Diablo 2. It never will be, regardless of how many threads like this pop up. All you will do is wear down the people (real people with hopes, dreams, ambitions, etc) that truly want to try and improve this game to the point wear they don't give a frak anymore about improving anything. Then you will have won, and can lean back in your computer chair with a smug smirk and revel in the fact that you had a vision of what was "right" and "true" and you complained until you made it become reality: "See! I told you they didn't care about this game! Diablo is dead!" And you will be right. It will be dead. But you and your other troll buddies killed it.
The vast majority of complainers don't even have a valid rationale for why they dislike the game. The complainer feels displeasure, but doesn't really know why, and so he/she turns to the forums to find other like minded people to validate his/her own displeasure, and soon you have a whole train of wagons full of bile spewing hate mongers who feed off each other and fill the forums of this game, WoW, and any other game you can imagine with troll havens, like a group of hipsters who just found out Mumford and Sons published an album with a major record label, so now its cool to hate Mumford and Sons. In this case, Diablo 3 is Mumford and Sons, and you are the hipsters.
You like Diablo 2 because of _____ (insert reason)? That's great. It is your opinion and you are entitled to hold it. But do not for one second think that because you hold that opinion that you are objectively "right" in any sense of the word, nor are the other people on the other side of the fence. There is no absolute truth that only you and your cohorts are privy to. You like this, but don't like that. All right. Either keep using that product of don't. Or even better, go use the product that suits all of your needs. There are plenty of options: Diablo 2, Torchlight 2 (even hailed be GameInformer as the spiritual successor to D2), and soon Path of Exile. May you find what you seek, my friend. Leave this game to those who truly enjoy it, as they will likely be the ones with constructive feedback that can hopefully help build a better game.
Edited by EddardStark#1833 on 1/22/2013 1:44 PM PST