I played D2 for several joyous years, after which I stopped playing all computer games because I became a father and couldn't justify the amount of my free time that was required to play the type of games I like.
Ten years later, my kids have their own interests. And my cousin, with whom I played many hours of D2 with, convinced me to buy D3.
I've enjoyed playing D3, but it is nowhere near as much fun as D2 was.
- Too little to do.
- Too few char builds that are viable (just look at Wizards--- almost everyone in inferno is playing the same build and to some degree, all the chars suffer from this problem).
- The real inability to really customize a char w/ skills and abilities and create something really original and VIABLE in D3 -- in D2 I played bowazon, javazon, jabazon; ice monks, speed monks; and Fire, Ice, & Melee Sorceress' that were all fun and different. Makes no sense to do so in D3, you might change a skill or two but it will basically be the same build to remain viable in Inferno.
- Low legendary and (especially) set item drop rates for average/casual players unless you're willing to do lots of dedicated --BLITZKRIEG-- treasure runs (not fun for me).
I have six lvl 60 chars; more than a 1000hrs of play time and have found 3 set pieces and less than 25 legendary items and most of those were found w/ one char that has had 300+mf for most of the finds. That one char has found all but ONE of legendary/set items.
Only 4 players allowed in a game; no pvp; no ability to find public monster power lvl games (just ridiculously STUPID!!), etc.. etc.. I could go on, but you get the point.
D3 is fun, but a terrible disappointment overall. If I actually played other PC games as I did at the time of D2, I'd be done w/ D3 -- completely.