Ignoring the fact that it's funner to farm your own gear, what is the point in playing if you can't bring yourself to experiment with gear choices (the only thing we really can experiment with that has a negative consequence, losing gold)? We cannot screw up characters, and you can always get more gold/gear later if it's a bad choice.
Am I the only one who thinks this?
You don't need any guides in this game, at least no anymore.
The only thing you need is a 1k+ dps weapon, everything else is irrelevant. That's how dumbed down and simplified itemization is.