Hello - just a short post to introduce myself. I've lurked here for awhile, but with release only a few weeks away I might try to take a more active part in these forums. I played D2 in college long before there were such things as ladder resets, to give an idea on my age, and I've reinstalled and played a few times in the past 5-7 years. I have been waiting for D3 for such a long time I can't really believe it's actually going to be out in only two more weeks!
I'm about 90% certain that my first class will be a wizard, since I tend to enjoy casters more than melee attackers. I didn't have a beta key, though, so my only hands-on experimentation was in the open beta, so I didn't really have enough time to get a good feel for each class. I will probably play each class at least through Act 1 before deciding for certain which to take the rest of the way first. So for now 90% certain wizard.
As for the build, I really have no idea. I keep playing around with the skill calculator but haven't even come close to one build I'm happy with. I really need to experiment in the game before I know which skills will best fit my style of play, which is a tendency to turtle and take things slowly and carefully rather than focus on maximizing damage at the expense of survivability.