Quote from zeidrich
When you started caring about just farming for items in D2, you had finished the game and you could do anything you wanted. You could just play the game.
In D3 it's pretty much impossible for many classes to get the gear that would be needed to just do the kind of mindless efficient farming that was done in D2. And by the time you got to the point that you had enough gear to do that kind of farming, there's no more gear that you actually want, since you've got the best there is.
In D2, the majority of the play happened after you'd finished everything the game had to offer and you could just screw around and see how powerful you could make your character. D3 has been designed so that you can never screw around, at least not at the end of the game. And if there's any time you'll ever be able to screw around, all of a sudden there's no reward for doing so. You already have the best gear, and there's no new levels to grind.
m8 i do agree on that....the thing is, it's about taste - some ppl want D3 so u can screw around while farming(which means u can run through all mobs in inferno without a scratch), and some ppl want D3 to be challenging(need tacts and effort and always to be on ur toes while fighting mobs in inferno). as u can see it all depends what kind of "ppl" u r - and as much as i can understand that it's fun to just kill thousand of mobs with out a scratch while finding good gear,i prefer a more challenging inferno. so what can i say u can't have both things...cuz the way i see it happening it's only if in addition to the challenging aspect of inferno all the best items will have the same chance to drop in hell - so eventually ppl will have the best gear which makes inferno as challenging as hell(which means "faceroll" it like in hell - and we loss the Challenging aspect of inferno).
so bottom line is - blizz can't satisfy every1, so we can choose to adjust or change to a different game or back to D2.