Quote from ruksak
It should be abundantly clear that Blizz feels making a great game for the players trumps this notion of them wishing to nickle and dime us. If they want to sell 10 million + copies of the x-pac, they'll do the right thing and not predicate their every decision upon a 15% transaction fee.
Let's be clear about this: I love Diablo 3, BUT the game they launched with, while not bad, was beyond "meh". Of all the Blizzard games I've played, not a single one was such a clusterf*ck at launch. From terrible servers down to a broken game (maybe broken goes too far, but you catch my drift: the game's far better now than it was at launch). I'd wager Blizzard doesn't have that much say in it anymore. They gained some slack after the bombshell sales, sure, but they won't be allowed to cut back on profits imo. I will add though, that it might still change if they add some other form of microtransactions into the game (related to RMAH) OR [help] shift the currency focus entirely elsewhere, like the runes in D2:LOD.
We'll see in the future ofcourse, I know I'll buy the xpack anyway because I'm a sucker for killing demons in great numbers.