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This might be what the developers want, but there simply isn't enough variety in what to put in armor sockets.
I think that's hitting the nail on the head right there. If there were more variety, then it wouldn't matter, because the plethora of other VIABLE choices would make determining a clear winner difficult.
Imagine if there were a BUNCH more weapon mods that just absolutely rocked - then crit damage would be JUST ONE OF MANY popular affixes. The problem isn't that crit damage is too powerful, the problem is that nothing else is powerful enough. Or unique/interesting enough.
Absolutely, how can we work as a commuity to fix this? Would diablo fans be interested in sparking up this conversation on the actual D3 forums, maybe we could get this worked into the new patch.
I think we should throw out some suggestions:
I for one would like to have a gem be able to utilize some of the effects already in the game: e.g. Stun chance on hit, or chance to bleed. These would increase with gem quality, and could be a lot of fun to play around with.