It's really weird because every time I read about you guys not getting any drops to help your characters, all I see is drops that can upgrade or sidegrade my current gear as I progress. Now I havn't dumped as much time(damn work) but I've gotten through Normal on 2 characters without going to the AH once. The problem is not the loot, but the player wanting to min/max stuff. ALL stats help you, just some more then others. I saw people complaining about having 1 wasted stat on a 6 stat gold so they didn't see it as an upgrade. Oh wait that wasted stat was more health on health orb pick up.(Not really a waste) I know my stash is filled with gear because it's hard to choose which to wear or I swap it out depending on what I need at the time.
Also I've never had a disconnect issue, and very min lag for an online game(Maybe 1-2 sec of rubber then clears up).
Munching On: Archeage, SAO Vita, Tales of Xallia 1/2.