Quote fromStyle is a big part of games too buddy.
Thus the big petition against what theyve done to the graphics. The new style has been greatly influenced by wow(or games that influenced wow if your prefer), as well as some of the mechanics; thus the concern.
Alright first off if this post is directed toward me, I never said style is not a big part of the game. Of course it is.
Secondly, the new style is greatly influenced by Blizzard the company sans Blizzard North. Hence Blizzard's signature art style.
What mechanics of Diablo3 the game are influenced by WoW? By mechanic I assume you don't mean gameplay mechanic... because when I watch the D3 gameplay trailer, it looks 110% like Diablo gameplay. If you are referring to the skill hot-bar and inventory system then yes they are similar, however these two thing in my opinion are welcomed additions to the game, and do not make the game play like any other game.
I think some of you are narrow minded and can't get passed the art style of the game, so you just assume, wrongly so, that it is going to play, look, and be just like WoW.
Pull your heads out of your collective asses and watch the game play trailer again, then sit down and shut-up until we hear/see more from Blizzard. If it turns out the game is full of fluffy clouds and bunnies when we get to hell, and not rivers of gore and impaled bodies, then you can chastise the damn game. But this constant fueling of speculation and nerd rage is really, really unnecessary.