I am truly saddened to hear you are prohibited from the Sauce. I do not drink much myself, but I love a good IPA as often as I can. Hop Stoopid, Ranger, Sierra Nevada and so on. The more bitter the better. I love beer.
It was a combination of Pong, and that Space Battle arcade game. The vector graphics one, where one ship was a small Star Destroyer shape, and the other was a Starship Enterprise shape. Then it was Sea Battle on the Intellivision. It's been totally downhill ever since.
The loot is bad, and anything you find in-game and think is good, is trumped by what you can find on the AH for a similar level.
That to me, sucks ALL the fun out of the game.
Perhaps it is fun to crawl through a game finding items another char can use, but as I am playing with my Wizard, I am only finding things that will be good to another class at a later playthrough, or i am "gearing" myself from the AH. That SUCKS!
I am going to guess this will be "fixed" with subsequent patches and expansions, but the WoWification of the Diablo franchise just SUCKS.
To me, commenting on Normal difficulty being too easy is pointless. Whatever the game's final patch designation is, in 2020, Normal will still be too easy. The difficulties have always been on a finish one unlock the other basis in all Diablo games.
In the past, once I finished Normal, Nightmare was too hard for me without a lot of grinding. I did finally get a character to Hell in D2 though so I am ok. I can't wait to get to Nightmare in D3, the gear should be fricken nuts.