When did I say they had an auction hall? And when did I say the AH was tacked on? Did you actually read my post are are you just skimming to read more articles about how D2 was rather than having played the game yourself? Play D2 without trading for items, hell play D2 period before I even consider acknowledging your opinion on this... If you want to grind and grind and grind to beat Inferno, you will do it, just like you could have in D2 if you didn't want to trade for items (but you most likely would because what good does an awesome item for another class do you when you could trade it for something great for your class?). I hate to say it, but your doing it wrong, Act 1 doesn't take gear to beat even as a Barb, especially not now. Jump in a game with me, toss me your gear, I bet I'll down my farming route in Act 1. And yes, even making it to Hell difficulty on D2 was hard, just making it there, you just keep assuming rather than playing, go play D2 rather than reading about it. Hell go play D1, I beat Normal Mode 15 times on D1, I never even made it to Nightmare after 15 Diablo kills... and your crying about making it to the last difficulty, seriously. I picked up D1 a few months ago and played a Warrior, got to level 11 in the dungeon and right when I step down theres about 20 Blood Witches. They cast ranged spells and run fast from you when you get close. And in D1 whenever you get hit you get put in a hit animation where you can't swing back. Caster strategy is chase them around till you pin one in a corner, but with that many casters you got the other 19 hitting you in the back all my guy does is go "ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh" and I can't swing my weapon, just stare at this Blood Witch in the corner knowing there is nothing I can do. Can't even beat D1 on one clear solo as a Barb, my character being like level 12 has to go back and farm.... So put away the box of kleenex's, anyone who has played these games know what it's about, you didn't play them, you expected different. D3 difficult, lol, yeah go back to D2, or if you want to hit your face against the wall go back to D1, then once you have played those games, we can talk.