Players currently feel that Attack Speed is one of the "required" stats, and blizzard does not want this. They have two ideas to fix this and are looking for feedback on them. They are currently leaning toward the first idea.
Players feel like they don't have a choice when gearing because there's only one good option. Blizzard's genius response: nerf the good stat so to force people to choose between stats they don't want - hey, now you have more than one choice! Now you get to choose between several stats you don't want! Awesome design!
I usually don't use foul language in forum posts, but I just can't hold back any more. I'm so fucking tired of all the idiotic design decisions that Jay Wilson is making (or approving). The new Diablo 3 team is just doing a piss-fucking-poor job at designing this game. It's laughable how many terrible decisions they can make without truly considering their impact outside of a narrowly confined scope. I really think I made a mistake considering D3 a day-1 buy. It's fun, but they're butchering it, and I don't like paying for a beta.