Hi to all! Sorry if I missed the appropriate thread (I'm sure there are many of them). I'd want to ask the veteran Diablo 1&2 players. I'm an old Diablero, I played Diablo 1 from the days of release, thereafter Hellfire, Diablo 2 and LoD. If I'd compose my personal Top-10 list of favorite games, Diablo 2 LoD was at the top of it, I suppose. Please notice: favorite, not the best 10. There are games that I consider better than those in my Top-10, but favorite games are games that are especially precious for me for various reasons, whether it is warm memories of cloudless times of youth or just the games I played most of the time or something else. I'm a single-player type of Diablero, and I never tried MP along all of these years (hard to believe but it's true ). I'm not a farmer/Meph-runner type too. I just played it and play until now for my own pleasure, trying some builds, due to Diablo 2 LoD replayability (skill tree mechanics is the most important IMO). When Diablo 3 came out, I purchased it and tried. I finished Act 1 with all possible characters and quit. I feel that Blizzard has lost the charm of the prequel. There no more need to try different builds, having the skill tree fully opened once. All that's left for you to do is struggling against random number generator trying to get stuff with better numbers (and what the numbers it is! Thousands. "50000 life regen boost". Oh my...). Moreover, your skills are just multipliers of weapon stats. The most unpleasant thing for me was the evident Blizzard's aspiration to lure the old D2 players. They simply dragged all the old stuff (names, story twists, quests, locations) into D3 to pull your nostalgic strings. So the game was unbearable to me at that moment. Yes, the "loot fever" effect was almost the same, what gave me a few hours of clicking killing, but in the end I was turning the PC down feeling just like "so what I spent these hours for?". It wasn't like that in D2. So now, after expansion's release, I read much about the improving of D3. Auction's gone, new class came, new locations, items and so on. But when the core mechanics stayed the same, can it be the improving? So could the veteran old devils that tried it give me some direction? Is now this game worth of its price (quite steep), and more important - of time spent in it? How could it be compared with D2 experience? The most welcome are subjective emotional evaluations 'cause I'm familiar more or less with gameplay mechanics. Thanks in advance.