bought D3 because of the name and NOT dissapointed at all. I WOULD have been dissapointed if it would have been like an expansionof D2. I played the heck out of D2 but if I wanted it to be just like D2, well I'd play D2. I've got the D2 cd's sitting in a box behind my monitor I love D3 and the direction it has taken. Not interested in Ladder, could care less about PVP. Blizzard just needs to keep improving the game, just like they kept improving D2 over time, and they will. I think people on this board like to whine for the sake of whining or to get a reaction. Its laughable and I do laugh.
You obvious don't understand the definition of a "Sequel." Let me help you on that.
1) A literary work, movie, etc., that is complete in itself but continues the narrative of a preceding work.
2) An event or circumstance following something; subsequent course of affairs.
3) Anything that follows from something else; development
4) A novel, play, etc, that continues a previously related story
All taken from the dictionary.
This game is not a sequel, It was completely scratched after 2008 by Jay Wilsons team and started from scratch (he said it in an interview video on youtube); A sequel is a continuation of the previous game ect... If we wanted another Demon killing game it should have been a completely new name. Then and ONLY then would the game be decent in the current state its in.
I'm happy that you enjoy the game. I do as well to an extent. Its the whole starting from scratch and removing all previous features which made the game an "Award Winning Game" that destroyed Diablo 3. This game is WOWablo. It was given free to them in the annual pass (users who would buy it anyways) and diablo fans got shafted by not even getting a discount for owning the previous title. Cooldowns in this game are a joke.
Look at the award section here. It speaks for it's self. That game was what blizzard used to be.