Handicapping would be doing that harder route btw. You did something harder for the sake of doing something harder. You took a risk that most wouldn't find worth their time. Also - It's gear thing. Not everyone is geared enough to do that, yet -everyone- is geared enough to do Mira. You're confusing the words lazy and efficient.Quote from IamDiablo
You still did not understand that Mira runs were NOT efficient runs they were just EASY hence why everyone was doing them. It was more efficient to BOX farm which you can STILL do they haven't nerfed all box locations yet and until they do and until they are no longer static locations on 1 map people will CONTINUE to farm them. your 15mil Mira gave in 2minutes or less I can get 115m from T6 box in 2-5 minutes and is just a little harder than Mira runs and I gain triple if not 4x the amount you get from Mira.
People handicapped themselves doing these runs because they were easy, and majority of people are LAZY and don't want to put effort into it and is why Mira runs came to be.
To go back to the original point of the topic. Do you think Baal runs were better than doing all these alternative ways we have now? You seem to feel as if it's worse off yet Baal runs were mathematically the best exp possible. As you said yourself, there are different and better ways to do this in Diablo 3. Wouldn't you agree that this is proving the point that Diablo 2 threw illusions of choice at you every chance it got?