Yeah torchlight 2 was just the devs looking at the D3 videos and copying them.
Torchlight 1 was a piece of shit ugly snore-o-thon, taking a step backward from D2 even. Torchlight 2 is them trying to rip of Diablo 3 and failing. The abilities look boring as shit, the graphical style is awful (WoW graphics without any sense of unity or purpose), and frankly, it's quite obvious why Blizzard fired all these people.
But if you're into that sort of thing, to each their own!
+1 because every time I see them pandas, I know I get to read something entertaining.