I've really been taking my hardcore characters exceptionally slowly. I think playing them daily for four months straight would just stress me the hell out, so...yeah, getting my hardcore characters to that kinda level is a long-term goal of mine, but I will do it someday as well.
Congratulations on proving the AH to be entirely unnecessary, very well done, :-)
Because we aren't already farming the same zones over and over and over again? Lolwut?
Speak for yourself. I have all classes at 60 (so NOT the same character) and play most areas, depending on what I'm in a mood for (so NOT the same area over and over again).
Even if you are switching between the acts, there are maybe three possible routes or whatever to farm. It's still the same areas. And the diversity is not really big anyway.
And I also have several 60 chars, but still - it's the same game, the same monsters, the same items.
I'm trying to do the exact same thing. I'm wandering did you do any farming, or just going through the game and that was enough?
Also can you share some experience you had, the problems with kind of playtime and how you overcame them.