I quit Diablo two months after release in frustration as I could not get past Inferno Act 2. I had very limited time to farm act 1 and refused to use the RMAH.
With the increased drop rates and improved loot, I am able to finally make some progress. With crafting I have incentive to complete different acts to get gold, patterns and mats instead of just scanning the AH for good deals.
I do not have a lot of gold and have limited time to play this game. However by running Act 3 a couple of times I get enough gold and mats to craft gear hoping for an upgrade. I am really enjoying the game now.
Thanks Blizzard for helping out casuals and players with limited time to play !