Well, I am up at 6 am to log in and get cracking. The install music really hit me and gave me flashbacks to many, many hours of Diablo 1. I have taken some vacation and will be playing pretty much non-stop for the next few days. My wife has been alerted and briefed and I have banked some goodwill at her, so all is well!
I have decided on monk as the best class for me. I have a feeling it will suit my style of play and mood. However, for raw power nothing is going to beat the barbarian. I still think that is going to be the best class for leveling and the best class for farming. The whole concept of the barbarian is raw power and no finesse, and he is going to be mowing down enemies, while taking a beating
The monk is more of a finesse character, so you need to micro him a bit more. However, I do think he is going to come in to his own as the difficulty ramps up. If you spec him right, he has extremely high survivability and could be the best class for high level farming. At the higher levels, you WILL be needing good micro, so having been forced to do this at the lower levels, is actually a bonus.
Having said that, that also speaks for the ranged characters. They are more squishy and need micro to survive, but they are also given more tools to do this. Slows, teleports, stuns and other defensive tricks play a huge part of their class makeup to manage enemies, while their DPS should theoretically be higher.
Well, we’ll see which character is the best class for me. The most important thing is having fun, now that we have finally achieved launch!