Probably will go demon hunter for hc and monk of sc. DH looks like fun and a challenge so hc would be my primary choice. D2 i played assassin and had to be my fav class so DH is as close as it gets to that
I haven't had a chance to try the game out just yet, but I imagine I'll make a monk to start things off in HC. They look like the most fun by watching the videos, and judging by their skills it seems like I won't have too hard of a time surviving.
If not monk, then demon hunter. My favorite class in Diablo II was Amazon, and rogue in Diablo I. I really like the ranged-type classes, but for some reason monk seems more appealing.
I dont know if anyone remembers the game Dark stone, but it was a very diablo-esque game that looked pretty good for its time. Anyway, Monk and Priest was the way to go in that game. I stand by that today
Also, Hellfire (the Diablo 1 expansion that I for some reason never beat the boss in the Hole), had the monk. I thought he was pretty sick. I just don't want to be the typical every-day barb, since there will be a million of them.
Another thing to think about is the fact that in HC, some classes will be way more popular b/c of survivability. That means that auction house prices will be jacked for certain classes as a result of the higher demand.
I am voting for Barbarian, just checked tal.calculator, he has few very handy features out there, I know the games is made that way, so that everyone can solo the whole thing, but with those barb. talents I think it would be alot easier, the extra proc for a health globe, and dmg red spell is awesome! i think i will be stacking life steal on him
Voting for Witch Doctor personally. Have always played a pet-oriented class (WD is sorta it in D3) throughout the years from Necro in EQ to Warlock in WoW and then will continue the tradition of dark-oriented classes. Next choice would be a Demon Hunter, just because.