Beating a dead horse: Seriously, even when a weapon, for once, has ok-ish stats, the game then does this to you instead:
...and to be honest, those stats aren't even that great. And no socket. But really, come on...clvl60 items shouldn't ever be created with less than 500dps by default. The fact even i
lvl62/63 items have very low base
dps and have to rely on getting "%damage" modifiers upon generation to have high enough dps to be remotely useful even in Act1/2 Inferno or even late Hell is just stupid.
That's my main criticism... where do these weapons on the AH actually come from?
You'd be surprised how many of the ones with 5-6 attributes are actually crafted. Which is probably why they want so much for some of them, because they spend hundreds of thousands + materials at the blacksmith to get a few decent-moderately good results. And then the ones that are genuinely found ... even more gold, because they're so rare. Outside of that, however....they come from people with a ton of time. I have the time, but not the desire to spend 12+ hours a day MF'ing...still, I've found some
relatively good stuff, actually - Eternal Union, Nat's Gaze w/good stats, Tal Rasha's armor, some good Rare rings and ammys that would sell for 2-5 million if I didn't want to use them myself - but as a percentage of all things that ever dropped, it's not much.
Also, I calculated how much gold it costs to craft a single top-level gem (the ones where you have to find the recipe for it), and it's millions and millions. I've "collected" over 8 million in gold - not counting AH profit - in the past 3-4 weeks and spent most of that on crafting Amethysts because I want two or three Perfect ones. And I'm not even close to that point yet. I have 6 Stars and 1 Flawless Star. Oh, also, I bought a lot of recipes because I'm not MF'ing where some of them drop. I buy the Flawless Squares because they're cheap and go from there. It's so redonkulous. But it passes the time now and then.