as a comparison, i drop 40 hours in dishonored that i bought for 13€ on Halloween sales.
To me (again, subjective), i compare diablo 3 to michael bay movie, last in date is transformers 3. Mostly negative review, yet the 2 highest grossing movie of 2011 and 5th highest grossing movie of all time. Huge financial success.
It just feels that, in movie and in game, we like to see brainded, empty product, with lots of polish, fast pace action and explosion everywhere.
Sad thing, i went to see transformers 3, didn't like it, but they got my money anyway
I want a refund!