…or rather a preview of a preview of the patch notes for D3 patch 1.0.4
Diablo 3 is a great game and I think Blizzard have succeeded very well in doing to action-RPGs with Diablo 3 what they did to MMORPGS with WOW. They made it readily accessible for everyone, set the bar low for entry and expanded the potential customer base ten-fold. However, this also comes at a price.
When you “dumb” things down, you rob people of the joy of discovering things themselves. You get less of a sense of achievement, when you get everything handed to you on a silver platter. So Blizzard have a problem here, since people have gotten fed up with there being nothing to do except the “endgame”, which is making the numbers bigger….by going on the AH.