Without a reason to play ladder (Diablo II had rigged items that were only available in ladder forcing players to play ladder) you would only have a few hundred players playing it (people like you who want a fresh start) so nothing will sell as there is no demand. Instead of "I have this uber item, oh wait there are 100s better so I will have to give it away" it will be "I have this uber item, oh wait one can afford to pay me anything decent for it so I will have to give it away".
The whole reason to play ladder was to be on the ladder. For some people like me, the thought of wiping the game and making it new was better then being ranked. I didn't ever play an e-sport type game till I joined WoW. I disagree whole heartedly people played the d2 ladder for the ladder only items. I have never heard anyone ever mention this before you.
To me it sounds like you want a second chance to get rich rather than to play. You think that because the economy is new everything will sell at insane prices. For the first few months even the best items will sell dirt cheap or be paid for using SC/HC characters as there is no gold to buy stuff. Then prices will increase to the value you get in HC at the moment all the time (the cheapest Mempo is 23M in HC). They will remain like that for HC (except fewer players will make it harder to sell). In SC they will then fall to the current SC prices as no one needs the gear (demand gone
You're kind of correct. Except I want to become "rich" to be able to afford upgrades I want. I don't "think" the prices will be insane at the start of the season, I know. Its not just gaining wealth, all though its fun, its about having wealth to be able to get the ideal gear. I don't believe that things will sell dirt cheap from the get go becuase of the RMAH. You can buy gold, buy items.
Ladder could become a competitive mode fulfilling a currently unfulfilled roll. The competitive nature would drive players from non-ladder onto it so the economy will flourish. The possible rewards are great enough that you could get rich if you are lucky. Best is that "pro" Diablo III players can show off how good they are thanks to performance measures and leader boards.
This is what the ladder is intended for, I just like the other parts of it also. The race to paragon level 100 was also very publicized on the forums fyi.
That is due to language barriers more than anything else. StarCraft II is exactly the same where virtually no one on Europe talks. This might not be the problem on the US servers
This has nothing to do with language, it has to do with personal opinions of the game and its direction. I've played hundreds of games and been on forums for chat, adivce and other things but no where have I seen such a ravenous bunch of divided players then here. I know why, D2 old schoolers vs D3 New players. But alas, none of this will change things to suit everyone.