Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob
Self found was almost impossible early in the game hence the huge backlash about drop rates. People were increasingly pigeon holed into using the AH in order to proceed without feel like you were head butting a wall. AH would have been OK if drop rates were not so obviously tweaked towards it. It became a running gag that you were always hoping for that random drop to make you a millionaire so you can FINALLY gear yourself appropriately. 90% the stuff you were able to find that were decent usually wasn't even right for your toon because of how stupidly crappy itemization was. I haven't played since 1.0.6 or 1.0.7 so maybe it is finally worth playing.
Also, it is NOT A FACT that the game is good. That is simply your opinion, though I am genuinely happy that you are enjoying the game. Unfortunately, I was looking for something that was a REAL successor to D2 which PoE thankfully proved to be.
I share the exact same sentiment about this deal as you. I used to also play a Wizard in D3, but the nerfs were just ridiculous. It isn't like D3 actually has real PVP worth a damn. So who cares if something is slightly overpowered, or better than others? CM wizard was fun, and they gutted the living daylight out of it. I had a blast with it. I could've cared less whether it was OP or not. D3 just isn't a game that should've been touched at all by ANY balancing.