There a few options when you get to inferno level. 1) You can use the AH. This is the quickest way to get better gear. 2) You can farm for gear. This will take a long time since the drops are random and the player is usually looking for something specific. 3) You can trade gear with other people. This works fine if both players have something the other wants. Inferno is supposed to be stupidly difficult. Bllizzard even said that it would take months of farming to get through it. If they made inferno easier with better loot drops, the people who like the crazy challenge would complain too. I think what you should maybe try, TMM, is restarting the game with a hardcore character. I haven't played a HC character in D3 yet, but it's a great challenge and you have to rethink the way you go about everything (like not picking up health globes when you are full health because you may need them later). Someone supposedly got through inferno with an HC character and not using the AH, so it would appear to be possible. How hard it is to do is a whole 'nother question.