D3 was still better than D2 and with all the changes they have made, it is now much better than D2 ever was.
Yeah D3 had something D2 never had, which is actual gameplay.
The thing with D2 was it was a pure low-skill spammer game. If you were a firewall sorceress, all you ever did was spam firewall and drink potions. You got a total of 2 abilities to use, and it just couldn't hold my interest.
I hated the skill point system, even Diablo 1 did a better job, since at least you could switch to different spells. In D2 you just didn't have enough points to make yourself competent at more than one or two things and the majority of your levels were just "I make my gimmick a little more powerful."
D3 at least gives you an arsenal of special abilities to use, which just makes for way better gameplay.
You never Played Diablo 2 Then bro, you can F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 F10 F11 F12 all your spells into HotKeys, you can pick which spells you wanted to be Short cuted through HotKeys, i always had Ice Orb F1 Blizzard F2 teleport F3 staticshock F4 EngerySheild f5
Thunderstorm F6 all the other sheilds are F7 and F8
My favort class was being a Curse Nerco, Iron Maiden + BloodGolem and then Teeth, bone wall bone sheild Bone spear bone Spirit all shortcuted also,
you were just bad at Diablo 2 you can use over 10 spells if you knew how to Hotkey them