Originally Posted by DArtagnan
You're right, you did. Sorry.
Not that I understand why that's relevant, as I'm talking about replaying favorite classes with multiple builds. I can assure you that a LOT of people did that in D2.
Inferno is another matter altogether, and you don't need to play it for max level. But Diablo 3 late-game is pretty bland in many ways, so I wouldn't use it as the standard for how many people reach max level in the genre.
Sure - a lot of people didn't play D2 exhaustively - but then again, a lot of people did.
The primary difference between the D3 design and the D2 design - is that in D3, there's no reason to ever come back and play the same class again.
That's what people did with D2. They maxed out a character and played for a month or two - and then put it aside. Much like they've done in D3.
But in D2 - there was a reason to come back and play your favorite classes again. In D3 - there isn't.
Not as of yet, anyway.