Diablo 3’s most recent update, 2.0.1, is out now, bringing with it a host of changes, including a complete overhaul of the loot system, and changes to most skills.
Most important are the new “loot 2.0” and revamped difficulty systems, which serve to streamline choosing difficulty and make farming for gear more fun. Previously, players were all but forced to resort to the Auction House for good gear, because gear stats were completely random and finding gear with good stats for your class was an exceedingly rare occurence.
You can find an extensive list of changes here (better sit down for a while; there are a LOT): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/12671560/patch-201-now-live-2-25-2014
Diablo 3’s Reaper of Souls expansion comes out on next month for $40, and I can’t wait to play it. If you’re as excited as I am, perhaps a gameplay trailer will sate your hunger.