"How are people even defending diablo 3?"
I am defending D3 because my wife and I got hundreds of hours of fun entertainment out of it. What more can you ask out of a game. We started at launch, and the only reason we stopped is we switched to WOW. So, for us, D3 and WOW have been very high quality fun games that have provided us quite a bit of entertainment and helped keep us together. This is FAR more than we would expect out of getting D3 well for free (Annual Pass) plus our sub fee for WOW.
The money we have given to Blizzard is VERY well worth it. In our opinion, WOW puts out VERY HIGH quality games.
Thank you Blizzard