Quote from Zanmato
The barbarian for sure. We're 8 people gaming here, so every class has been thoroughly investegated. As it turns out, the DH and the Wiz simply can't stand the heat facing hell and inferno(and, as you know, even parts of nightmare!!) until they get some really awesome gear. The problem is, I find it, that the gear you need for hell doesn't drop until inferno. this isn't as much of a problem with the barb and monk, 'cause they have amazing life leech or self heals to boost their survivability.
So if you wanna make a new class before you 'invest too much time' into a class that can't make it, go for either one of those 2. My recommendation would be the barb for solo play and the monk if you're playing in a group. Well, both can be used for both scenarios, but I find it that the barb is the best of the two if you focus on the classes individually, but the team benefits of the monk are simply impossible to ignore.
I dinged 60 last night, and I'm already in the process of leveling a barb. It's not that the Dh isn't awesome, and i can definitely see it being a force to be reckoned with once it's geared up. but I need another char to find the gear, and that'll be my barb then. Sucks having to go through all the leveling again, but that's life I guess.
Well, happy choosing.
Thank you very much. I'll be making a barb that'll hopefully allow me to slash my way through the game half asleep.