not get "sucked in" to a huge time sink.
But see, that's what most of this community fails to realize...
Blizzard designed this game, and many of its features, while under the impression that most people enjoyed the farming runs...they enjoyed the item hunting...they enjoyed the time sinks that yielded rewards that not many other people have.
They put in the AH, and what ended up happening? Players went there and got ALLLLLLL their gear there.
I have no doubt that this put a major spin on Blizzard's thinking when assessing how this game was designed. They looked at D2, and said, "well, we have a community that loves farming runs and loves to collect tons of loot...so...lets make tons of loot drop, we'll make the exceptionally rare stuff drop exceptionally little...and people will keep at it till they get good stuff." But with the AH right there, players are damn near unable to fight their temptation to BUY their way to the top, and refuse to play the game "the hard way" and NOT use the AH, so now, Blizzard has to change much of its philosophy to provide SOME kind of time sinks or quests or tasks to give people something to work toward while farming.
So no, I don't agree that trading organs and keys should be allowed. If you want the item at the end of the trail, you need to work for it. It's not a situation where you can just throw gold at it in the AH because you want one so bad. Not everything has a price. And since you only need the plans one time, and THREE lousy keys to make one machine, I don't think it's a big deal to insist players stick to that.
Why are they afraid to let us save some time.
Love this quote. They put an AH there, that people abuse and overuse to the point where they cut their time going from level 1 to MP10 Inferno to about 1/64th of what they'd spend farming organically...and you want Blizzard to save you time?
Assuming you use the GAH...they've already saved you time by making it stupidly easy to buy customized gear from other players willing to sell you the pieces. Buy more upgrades, play at higher MPs, and get keys and organs to drop at higher rates.