Diablo 3 is a crapshow. What a freaking disappointment after a 10 year wait. Itemization sucks, drop rate sucks, and the patches make 10 more problems for every one they try to fix.
Boost the drop rate so that you can get iLvl 63 gear in Act I Inferno (at a reduced rate to Act II of Act III/IV), but nerf the hell out of the Increased Attack Speed stat (IAS). Smooth out the difficulty, but make it so repairs go from costing about 6k gold to 30k gold. So yeah, now you have a chance to get the highest level gear in the game in the lower acts, but it takes longer to kill because of reduced DPS with the IAS nerf, thus more of a chance to hit the enrage timer, more damage taken, and more deaths which lead to a bigger repair bill.
There is no build system. No skill trees, you don't get to allocate your stat points as you level. It ends up everyone is going to be using the same set of skills and runes for each class. And the combinations that ARE good, that make you feel powerful, get nerfed to bejesus and back. Force Armor build works well? Nerf. Critical Mass build works well? Nerf. People are breaking pots in a certain area with +gold find gear to farm gold? Nerf so it doesn't drop hardly any gold. People putting on +magic find gear to open chests and weapon racks? Nerf the chests so they don't get modified by magic find and the weapon racks so that they no longer guarantee a weapon will drop.
Blizzard can claim all they want that the Real Money Auction House (where they get $1 plus 15% of the sale price on each auction) didn't influence their design decisions, but they obviously did. STILL low drop rates, more deaths, more gold lost, but hey, just drop $250 for a good piece in the auction house and you'll be able to play Inferno with no trouble!
So disappointed. I waited so long for this game. And after a month, I'm done. I have no urge to play it anymore. There's no gear find thrill like you get in D2, no forever leveling (pretty much) like in D2. You pretty much hit 60, that's as powerful as you'll be without gear, and grind the same random elite packs over and over again for a 2% chance of an iLvl 63 piece of armor with RANDOM stats (IE 99% of the ones you DO get will be vendor trash / salvaged for mats). Bosses are a pushover and drop crap compared to the random elite packs, some of which are just shy of being impossible. Extra fast Molten Jailer Desecrator? Wat?
A lot of this could have been solved with a true beta test. Not just giving us Act I chapter I on normal and level cap at 13. Because they game is fun until you hit 60, stop leveling, and the flow of gear that's better that what you have comes to a screeching halt.
Torchlight 2 can't come soon enough. Time for the TRUE successor to Diablo 2 (it is after all most of the same development team that created D2) to come out. For now, I installed Diablo 2 again. 800x600 on my HD display. Still a better end game than D3.