Quote from R3FORM
For what it's worth I've already quit D3 and gone back to D2.
This is exactly what I did. The delivery of D3 was not what I expected, wanted, or requested. For me, I broke down the D3/D2 products like this (positive and negative):
D3 = new, great graphics, epic cutscenes, mediocre storyline, forcing an AH to progress in a timely fashion,
requirement to be "online" to play the game, achievements, ponies (roll eyes), 4 players max, loot drops
are your own, loot drops (rare, legendary, etc.) suck
D2 = old, diverse skill trees & stat point allocation, dated graphics, creativity! (cube, ubers, crafting, builds, cows),
more forgiving and fun gameplay, 8 players in a game, NO requirement to be "online" to play the game,
epic item drops even at low levels are more frequent, farming is easier (bosses), ninja looting is possible (suck)
.... but that is just my opinion. I'm sure people will agree and disagree with the points I listed. Either way, Bliz/Activision did not capture my interest in D3 so I'm happy that D2 is still available to play online or offline.