Ive played since beta first started. And no i dont find the game awesome at all. Yes it got a big skill tree and thats the main thing that makes people think its good. But facts are its slow, combat is slow and uninteresting. Slow and uninteresting pretty much sums up my experience of PoE.
All this PoE hype starts to remind of the hype around guild wars 2. And we all know how that went.
I'll take the sucky ones too. At least I can salvage for Brimstones, offer for a few thousand less than the going rate on the AH and they're gone in seconds ... quick & easy gold :) Also really enjoy seeing that golden-brown cone of light ... a few seconds of joy.
Yeah drops suck in d3, you just cant rely on them to get you good gear.
PoE is cool but i just cant help but get annoyed with how closely zoomed in the camera view in that game is. Maybe its just me but it looks like the characters are too big when you notice the amount of content your screen covers... I dont know something just does not feel right. Other than that, its a one ability spam fest. I do appreciate the complexity of the item / skill system but i dont know, it seems like a step back from D3 to be honest. Since its f2p then i guess its a good game. Iv'e had beta access for months now ad just recently started playing again.
One day, last week, I found 13 legendarys in one day (7 in one full A3 clear). Yes, that was luck beyond all means of human sense. Not a single one of those Legendarys was worth more than 50K on AH. And you know what? A friend of mine didnt find a single one in five days (we're both doing MP2 clears in A3 at 375% MF). Then finally he found one, a Witching Hour with amazing Dex-roll.
Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you dont. Learn to live with it, and have fun doing it. Otherwise, there's lots of other games out there to play :-)