I think this is a funny joke and it’s a bit of a stretch to call it “public disapproval”. Everyone is taking this so seriously, there’s already an argument in the comments.
Enjoy the joke!
I still find online only single player quite distasteful but at least with Australian servers I should actually get a decent ping from NZ now.
The lack of local servers along with the loot system were the biggest impediments to me enjoying Diablo 3 on release, now that they seem to have resolved both I might check out the expansion.
That’s what I like about Blizzard, they basically rebalance their games once every couple of years, so if you don’t like something chances are if you wait long enough they’ll fix it.