This. Well said.
I haven't played in about a week after having reached inferno act II, and the idea of repairs costing over a fourth of my current accumulated gold doesn't make me want to return anytime soon. I'm sure i could spike my gold stash up by messing around in the auction house more, but I'm not really interested in playing ebay the video game.
I've decided I'm pretty close to being done as well. Can't get passed Inferno act II as my barb.