The new loot system seems to trivialize hardcore. I got a wizard up to level 48 with zero effort (playing on expert), and there were times I even forgot it was hardcore. Belial, who used to be the first real challenge for hardcore, was a pushover - never got my wiz below 60% health (though I had dropped it back to normal for that fight, expecting more difficulty).
I will play it when it comes out on 360. I thought diablo 3 was short. Great multiplayer game but not much endgame material.
I was a demon hunter the first time around and it was brutal. Then I was a barbarian and it was so much fun! Demon hunters are way too squishy - their rapid fire is awesome though.
Was using fallen sword for most of the game, but actually switched off it lately because the cd is just too damn long and the damage is actually surprisingly low