Quote from makaQuote from proletariaI think it's important to keep in mind that, absent some kind of pvp, best in slot is most of the goal in terms of repeating the content. If best in slot dropped arbitrarily say, once a week, then most everyone would have exhausted any and all compelling reasons to keep playing and the vast majority of items in the game (99.9999%) would amount to worthless vendor trash. That would more or less render the entire notion of a game "economy," superfluous since exchange would be entirely a waste of one's time.
The problem is that no-one needs to reroll the same class. Ever.
Not happy with that, Blizzard decided to make it really disadvantageous for one to play with anything but their main character. How many people have you seen that have one lvl 60(50), and then a bunch of lowbies? That would be unthinkable in D2.
Hell, I have each class at 60 (so I can switch 'styles' if I'm bored), I don't use the AH, and even I'M bored with this game.
Bottom line: there's no reason for people to keep playing this game after they've geared each class. And by 'gear', I mean being able to farm low MP in Inferno.
Maybe there is no reason for YOU to keep playing after gearing each class for relatively ghetto content. But that doesn't mean NO ONE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD has a reason to keep playing. Stating there is no reason for anyone to keep going is simply dumb. You can't know what reason I or anyone else has to keep playing or not to keep playing. The only thing you can state with any degree of certainty is your own reasons for you to continue or not.