Quote fromnow, sorry for insulting you,
The first rule of internet arguments is to never apologize. Why humble yourself to some jerkoff thousands of miles away who could be a fatass 50 year old still living in his mom's basement. It's almost as bad as Obama, president of the United States and most powerful man in the world, bowing to some filthy madarjendeh as arabistan. But I'm not going to go into that.
As far as your desires on # of players per game...use the fucking player limit that's already implemented in D2 and will surely be present in D3. I don't see why your foolish and shortsighted desire to have small groups of players play through the short-lived story should extend to EVERY OTHER GAME ON BNET (99% of which, after one year, will be trade/duel/friend social/mf games, all of which are benefitted by having more players).