"The Auction House provides a way to earn gold to put toward an item you prefer. But it has some downsides. The biggest downside is that some players find it more rewarding to collect items from slain monsters or crafting."
I can't believe it took them this long to say this. This is ultimately what made the game suck, especially when compared to it's predecessors or Torchlight 2 for that matter. They just had to have their precious AH and fuck it all up for those that liked to have shit just drop in-game that was useful. Ah well, too little too late.
"You don't get what you deserve, you get what you get."