Well, I won't deny mine is lazy, but ... I can't ask Knaak about Diablo 3. He is not a game developer. He is a novel writer. And It would be against his contract terms to talk about stuff he does know -- if he does know.
I did email Blizzard today after 4pm EST a few questions about the Diablo II patch. I don't know if I will get an answer, but when or If I do, I will post them.
I am relieved to see this patch now before the WWI. I was beginning to get a little nervous on the indictaors for Diablo leading up to it. Now we just need a really good official teaser from Blizzard in a few days.