Sir, I respect you as my elder, but I have to respectfully disagree with you about the loot.
I feel that as a player levels his/her character from 1-60, better and better loot should be found, but only as it pertains to completing the game and finally defeating Diablo on Inferno.
As the game is now, a player can level his character, finding progressively better and better gear as he makes his way through the difficulty levels, and cap it off by defeating Diablo at the end of Inferno. It may be challenging at times! But it is completely doable.
But if you are suggesting (and I believe you are, seeing as how the above is already established) that the really good gear should be available to any and all players who put in time sufficient to level to 60 and defeat Diablo - or even the gear needed to level all the way to paragon 100 - I am afraid I have to disagree.
I do not believe the best gear should be available to a player. I believe that would place a stranglehold on the need for a community. As it stands, we need each other. I can't find the best gear all the time - I can find some really good stuff, and have...but not all the time. If I did, I wouldn't need other people. And you know what? By me not "needing them", that would decrease the value of their loot, and subsequently, the value of their hunt. The great feeling of finding that perfect item is enhanced tenfold by that item's rarity, and it's need. As a community, we need each other. To take that away, and make the best of loot easily attainable - well, what can I say? If money grew on trees, it would lose it's value. That's true in this game, as well.
Of course, that's not to say that there can't be a balance. When this game was first released, there really wasn't much in the way of balance. But now, I think there is. It really comes down to what you want from this game. If you want to play solo, and use only what you find - you can do that. And with luck and dedication, you can fell Diablo on Inferno. If you want to hit the top 50 in DPS for your character and level to paragon 100, you can do that, as well. It just takes lot's of luck, knowing how to use the auction house, and how to parlay good drops into good drops that you can use via trading, selling, and buying. And if you are some lazy person who has money and wants it all now, well, you can be accommodated as well - and in doing so give even more value to the drops we find.
So no sir, I do not believe the best items should come easy. I believe if they did, Diablo 3 would lose much of what makes it Diablo.
Edited by Darkul#1370 on 7/26/2013 7:26 AM PDT