Yes Christ, but then, when you have near godly duped item available for X amount of gold. All the other items are now worth !@#$.
This help contribute to the inflation because we won't be making gold from sale like previously.
And btw, "those friends of mine". I don't play with them anymore. I have a definition of fun in my head, and injecting money to get gold, to bypass normal progress is not my thing.
what does it matter to you what they're worth? you said yourself injecting money to get gold isn't fun to you. so why feed into their addiction and try to sell anything? there is absolutely nothing wrong with spending some money in the ah. if everyone sells and no one buys, who are you selling to? economy is mote dead than ever at that point, even if gold was the only thing that could be bought with real money. you're not bypassing any progress, you're just focusing on a particular area of your character. i won't lie, i had such terrible luck for 5 or so months playing this game. got 2 $20 bnet balance cards and i may not have gotten in on gold when it was cheap, but i managed to work it into some decent upgraded gear and upped some gems. now i'm finding multiple legendaries a day, sometimes set pieces too. i enjoy the game more than probably every single person here who is complaining about the game or drops, or people using real money. you don't have to pay to win either, only if you wish to further progress. you can finish inferno a4 mp0 without spending a dime.
Maybe it's have something to do with, im the kind of player that like ladder, that like to rank higher, that need to see where my place is in the foodchain.
And while I have done everything you mention (minus the b.net balance thing), it's seem like you have not hitted the wall yet. Gormok post resume pretty much how I feel about this right now.
Soo yeah, if we don't take the inflation problem into consideration. I believe my problem is that Luck < Money.
Edit: Found 4 drops on my p75 Wizard
1- IK chest I traded for a witching hour
2- Second, an IK chest: on my sc barb.
3- Mempo double resist with dex. 26 millions.
4- Nat's boots with high dex, 40m.