I still cant get over how small the stash was back in those days. The D2 launch was so long ago I guess I dont really remember it being like that, but wow. My assumption would be that it would have been hard on the servers for people to have a huge amount of items per character since the D3 devs used that as an excuse for the limited amount of stash space there was before they added the ability to get more stash tabs. That was always one of my biggest peeves with D3 forever, and I quit playing it before they started adding ways to get more stash space. I've definitely gotten into using stashes in GoMule now versus making characters every time I needed more room. I will still have a few characters to put the really good stuff on so I can see it, but most everything else will eventually end up in a stash.