Celibar Twitter Question:
"@Bashiok @Diablo Got it, thanks for the quick reply! Is the team concerned about a mathematically 'best' choice?"
Bashiok@Bashiok - replied
"@_Celibar @Diablo Always. But it's not so much about there being a best, as much as "can there be many viable alternatives".
So here Bashiok seems to take the stance that its okay to have mathmatically superior choices, as long as there are viable alternatives.
But wasn't the whole stat distribution gotten away from because it was "not fun" because there was inevitably a stat allocation 'best' choice.
It seems like Bashiok actually uses the players best argument FOR stat distribution (its okay having best stat distribution, so long as you can also have viable alternatives) against the argument of Rune slot 'best' choices.