Quote from Wingless
It would be fun with a remake, true.
However, I don't see Blizzard ever making a remake. Those guys generally don't do ports, they develop from the ground up. So they'd spend a lot of times on a game with a pretty basic storyline, no franchise progression and slightly smaller than usual audience.
Think of it like, the time they'd spend on a D1 remake they could spend on D4. Because that's how they work, they won't make it half arsed and release it.
But a mod could indeed be fun (but again, would fall in the "half arsed" category).
Maybe a SC2 mod?
I actually was thinking about a SC2 mod. After all, someone made that ridiculously well done WC3 mod simulating the demo from 2008. I can imagine it would work a lot better using SC2.
But ya, I know what you mean, Blizzard goes forward, not backwards. Unfortunately I don't think there will be a "Diablo 4." I think this'll be the last time we get to kill Diablo in this story arch. However, I don't see any reason why they wouldn't rewind time and shoot us back to play as Horadrim chasing the Prime Evils with Tyrael or visit other story archs started in the novels. It's hard to imagine what direction they'll go with the game seeing as there's not much more you can do and it's not really a "Diablo game" if you aren't killing Diablo =\