I didn't think it was possible to be quite this wrong.Originally Posted by dazline
As it is now; there's only a VERY limited amount of gear any class really wants, because the weighting for the multitude of stats is so skewed in favour of a very small number of them for each class; and each class has a different skew, so the huge number of items being made are being made very narrowly to fit to all the different roles.
With a drastic reduction in the number of stats which appear on items, it allows for a drastic increase of the usability of different items for classes; depending on what you want to emphasize.
Doubly so with reforging.
Means Blizzard can not only create less pieces of gear, and therefore make each piece more interesting, but even with the lessened number of pieces, there'll be greater options for what any given class will want to use.