Quote from ZikeZike
I'm not sure i follow what you mean, what does cold skill/rune do? What is frost affix?
There are currently alot of useless affixes, if they are all replaced by spell buff affixes then its not really 100's more affixes. There would be a higher chance of getting an affix that is useful
You just listed 38 affixes for wizard skills. If I assume an equal number of affixes for the other classes, that's 190 new affixes BEFORE the expansion introduces 1 or 2 new classes. I don't know how many item affixes are in the game, but I don't think it's anywhere close to 190. Furthermore, of the affixes in the game, only some percentage of them are so useless or redundant that they should be removed.
Conclusion: In fact you are actually suggesting introducing hundreds of new affixes, which would make it even more impossible for something to drop with what you actually wanted on it.