I really want to get the speculation rolling on this because it's kind of a big deal. I don't know a lot of game designers/directors out there in the world of ARPGs that are available. I know there are the typical (somewhat silly) suggestions of Schaeffer and Brevik (or Brother Laz!) but those are not going to happen for obvious reasons. I myself don't have much to offer here either as my industry knowledge is kind of limited. I will say that Cliffy B. is currently not working on anything. He's made some competent games and seems like someone who understands fun, and understands action games, (yes, yes, I know, D3 is also an RPG) but that's not really what the game needs right now. But I'm just throwing stuff out there. (Also, Cliffy B. Diablo 3 rhymes. An essentially element for any game director.) How about... Yasumi Matsuno. lol okay, no. But he did make Vagrant Story, a type of ARPG, with a seriously convoluted item system. Like, breaking items down to hilts and bits of string to recreate something godly. Okay, I'll stop, that's as crazy as Brevik coming back. Dude loves numbers and stats though, seriously. His last RPG was basically just dice rolls. (Also: Final Fantasy Tactics!!!) Honestly, I don't think we're going to get an ARPG expert here, because the genre is so small as is. So who will it be!?!