I know there's (generally) two ways to play in most of the "no end"(where you can play hundreds of days) games such as Diablo 3, World of Warcraft and mmos in general:
'Standard' - serious, semi-serious (usually called causal). This is where most players fit in, it's the gameplay where you run levels up to max relatively fast and then start gathering gear and experimenting with builds based on it. This includes farming, fast runs, ladder competition, i.e. getting maximum gear/xp value for the time spent.
Story/Content Driven. This is much smaller group. Usually it's experienced in the beginning by everyone who starts the game for firs time. It's when you read through quests, listen conversations, explore the maps, look at the graphics, the way your glowing sword swings in the dark, watching movies, enjoying the soundtrack, enjoying every skill and class, etc. In general - enjoying the full game, rather than the gear/xp progression alone.
For Diablo 3 the second category is somewhat limiting as the game is pretty short (in comparison to other games, such as mmos which have much more content).
I enjoy the Story/Content driver game playing much more (mainly because I have limited time), however at points I'm kind of pushed to the first category of gaming.
I was wondering if you can share your experience with your game play types?
What is hooking you up to play Diablo?
Is your gameplay fitting in any of these categories?
I love the game and I don't want it to be repetitive and "speed running".