I got the point when people yelled at me when I criticized how poor the drops were in this game ... like I never ever had anything drop that I wound up wearing (even when my gear wasn't that good). Afterall, I had 39 MF (and that was from Paragon). So I went out and bought about 2.5-3 million gold worth of MF gear, and with my 13 paragon level, got my MF to 330 with the 5 NV stack. Of course, the gear wasn't anywhere near as good as my kill-Diablo gear, so I had to stay within ACTII doing Kulle's archives. I figured I would do one complete run of the three archives and kill Belial with MF gear, and then switch to DPS gear and farm ACTIII up to killing Azmodan for XP. I had 800,000 gold when I started this practice, and 900,000 gold after four days of doing this --- and that's with what little AH sales I got from all these phenomenal drops I'd got --- yeah, right. But then, out of the blue, with 39 MF, Manticore dropped off a white mob in the keep cellar --- that's arguably a BIS hunter bow, and not just any Manticore --- one with 1250 DPS, DEX, gem slot, IAS, Crit Damage! Nah nah nah nah nah! Par for the course, I'll probably never sell it for the gazillion gold others list it for --- I'll probably wind up rolling a DH just to be able to use it.
Not to pop your bubble, I mean grats on gettin that one =) But manticors always drop with crit dmg, socket and IAS. The dex can go in the 300's, and another socket can roll on it. I found a similiar one with only 1003 dps but was still an upgrade =D
Hey, thanks guys for all the responses --- good, bad and indifferent. Remember, this post wasn't about my good fortune (although, for a person who has worked hard to acquire loot, it was nice to have something drop in my lap), but rather the irony of going nuts to get and use MF gear,and then getting a windfall when not wearing it.
BTW: I concluded, with all your warnings, that waiting forever for 170,000.000 gold was unrealistic ... so I sold the crossbow for 99,000,000 --- Hey, better than nothing, right?