That is basically the problem with the loot design right now. Now you can have a "perfect" rare. Back in D2, there was no such thing. A unique was always a good choice. Consider runewords part of that team. Does anyone remember Magefist? I found one in D3, wanted to puke after finding it. A blue glove outperforms it easily.Quote from Miraal
But I do wish that lower iLvl items would be good later on in the game too ^^ Like my old trustworthy Buriza, could have it at like lvl 40 all the way til forever
Now, back on posting generally on the thread.
Then there is the luck thing. I'm also amongst the people who haven't found ANYTHING worth more than 50k in the AH. My profit with the AH came from buying low and selling high, which sucks. I want to play Diablo, not Diablo AH.
If you find that hard to believe, I can show you my AH logs, gold looted, actual gold in character and my shitty gear. You make the math. Just don't say it is not true because it is not happening to you.
Also, people farm in different ways. Farming with a full group of friends, sharing loot is infinitely better than farming alone. You die, get rezed, champs don't reset, so on and so forth. Not to mention that with a good group you actually kill stuff faster.
So far, the only "upgrade" I've found that I use on my barb is an ammy with 190 str 190 vit, no resists or any other fancy thing on it.