Was it for PVP? And if so, look at what we've ended up with. There's no death match PVP, or any PVP ladder or WoW-esque ranking system; It's just this dueling crap for the lols (I'm sorry brawling). Do people really give a dead horse's last !@#$ about balance in something like that?
"Go out, have fun, be free, and make the Diablo character you want to make."
Well Blizzard; The character I want to make runs insanely fast, and I feel like you're limiting my self-expression.