7 RL friends and myself threw ourselves into Diablo 3. All of us were veterans of Diablo 2 and loved the grinding, the gear and the farming.
We played a lot of Diablo 3 and it didn't feel right, inferno felt like an abortion (lol 1 shot/gay builds) but still we played on and tried to like the game. Even those of us who choose the wrong classes (monk/barb/witch doctor) plowed on and managed to clear inferno.
Then they nerfed attack speed... friends went from having the best gear in the game to being gimp overnight with millions of gold down the drain without compensation. We helped each other switch to crit gear and kept on playing.
Then they buffed act 1 drop rates and nerfed inferno damage. The sheer effort it took for a Barb/Monk to obtain the defensive gear required to farm inferno was trivalised overnight, the value of the gear plummeted as people went for more offensive builds again with millions of gold going down the drain without compensation.
Then everybody quit.
1.04 came out, nobody returned.
1.05 is coming out, there are no plans to return.
It's too little too late. It's done. They fucked it up. See you at the expansion.