I loved D2. I still play it, have plugY on the desktop right now. I have played on battle.net for 15 minutes and decided that, having satellite, it just won't work. Now, I would love to buy D3, I'd be happy with single-player, and leave you all to the MP awesomeness. We might play via in-house lan, but that'd be it.
But I can't. I cannot buy the game at the store and play it at home without connecting to batt;e.net. It says it on the box(something I bitched about not being on a number of games years ago, but I digress.). So, I have been looking forward to this game since the day I killed Baal on Hell. Let's see, how many years ago was that? And now, I'm not allowed to ever play it, except maybe briefly, because I live in the country and literally do not have any choice but satellite. Yay.
If this is a trend to expect for gaming, I'm going to buy up a bunch of systems in a couple of years, as well as stockpile some overstock copies of my favorite games pre-"cloud" gaming.
Somebody drop me a line if they decide to put out a pure single-player you-are-not-going-on-battle.net-with-this version. I'll buy two copies at launch-day price if it happens in the next 5 years.