Really? I mean did you watch the gameplay trailer? It definitely played like Diablo, and in my opinion look amazing. It looks light years beyond D2 and I thought the boss and mini-boss encounters were really well done. I don't know why everyone's just going bat-shit crazy about the graphics and artistic direction. I don't see a problem with it in the least. It's obviously not going to be WoW or SC2, its going to be Diablo3 and that was evident from the game play trailer so what is the point?
the point is not all diablo fans necessarily think like you do.
They do care about the graphics and art style of diablo 3 because they want it to provide a gaming experience that is better or at least at par with diablo 2.
People saying 'Graphics do not make a game or ther's nothing wrong with the art style' are either dumb or have been 'wowed' by Blizzard's other franchise (wow).
And the 'graphics are so because Blizzard want everybody to play diablo 3 on low specs' is a sad and pathetic excuse really.
Blizzard, not only have the technology to make awesome graphics and an art style proper to the diablo lore, they also have the backing of diehard nostalgic diablo 2 fans.
From what we've seen from the gameplay footage, the graphics look like they date from a few years earlier.
And whatever people say, it will STILL remain a fact that Blizzard have been influenced by the success of Wow to design the game environment of diablo 3.