OP, judging by your profile it is clear you have not been able to get into this game, which I'm sure is very disappointing for you considering you seem to be a big Diablo 2 fan.
However, it is hard to take your long winded analysis seriously because it comes across with arrogance and selfishness. The arrogance part has already been addressed, so there is no need to reiterate.
Your perspective is selfish because you haven't even grazed the surface of Diablo 3 (judging by the profile i see, at least) yet you demand changes, completely ignoring the fact that many people have invested heavily into this game, presumably because they like it!
Sorry that D3 has let you down, but this ship has sailed, and I sincerely hope the developers continue to ignore the unrealistic pleas from you and others who won'tbe happy with anything less than a full scale redesign of the game.
It's true, I couldn't really get into the game. I saw very quickly the major flaws that were holding the game back not long after my first clear of normal. I realized all of the things that would prevent me from enjoying it a second and third time. I even tried other characters to see if I was right or not. It turns out I was. I tried to take my main as far as I could to see if my suspicions about itemization and builds was correct and sure enough I was correct again.
Many others continued on despite their ambivalence hoping for better but I've played many games and far more D2 than most as well as uncountable RPGs. I couldn't ignore the flaws and as much as I wanted to enjoy it I just couldn't. My time is valuable in particular my life was extraordinarily busy around the game's release and I couldn't justify the playtime when I couldn't honestly tell myself that I was having fun.
The thing about the game is that I know I'm not alone. I'm not the minority in this case. I'm not the first person to call for these changes and I won't be the last. I'm not asking for anything that hasn't been asked for numerous times before. My suggestions date back well before the beta was even available. These ideas aren't something new. Many other long time Diablo fans have been requesting these very ideas for a long time and as you can see from this thread there are still very many who would still love to see these changes made.
The forum isn't the only place where changes are called for. Gaming sites, youtube channels, player reviews, and elsewhere are players, old fans calling for changes just like the ones I listed. If I am the selfish one then so is the majority of the playerbase. There is an entire horde of players who haven't spoken up too that I'm sure would love to see the game return to the roots that made D2 the legend that it is. The classic RPG experience that we wanted reborn. The game's numbers have shrunk so much that Blizzard isn't even willing to share the size of the regular playerbase. Even the forums have slowed to a crawl in the past months. The reality is that not many people have stuck around for the current game.
I specifically addressed the changes listed because I feel that they can be made with little interference with the current game population. I've even specifically addressed how attributes could be scaled on current items to correct them for the proposed changes. It would be less of a stir than the attack speed nerf by a large margin. If anything those playing should only be happier that the depth of the game would increase so substantially that the game they enjoy would only grow better. I don't understand why you'd be so sour about that.