First of all we all know that the trend is about DPS in this game. Meaning that we see a lot items with cc (critical hit chance) as (attack speed) and cd (critical hit damage) to be so expensive and thought goodly. The main reason for majority of players to go for that items and pay a lot is because increasing your DPS helps you to farm faster.
* Farm faster = yes
but where? mp0?mp1?mp2?mp3?---mp7 maybe?
The problem here is that DPS builds can survive and farm fast maybe until mp7.
I do not know anyone who can do mp8 in some minutes but i know a lot who do lower levels like a flash.
To go to higher levels you need to sacrifice DPS to gain some ehp (effective hit points = the amount of damage you can take before you die).
Most people prefer the easy way... They spend lets say 8 hours to farm lower levels to get what? 3-10 legendary items from which the 5 are going to be salvaged, The remaining items are going to be sold for 1milion-20milion.
From my personal experience which is a hundreds of hours balanced builds are more effective. And i explain why:
The rolls on each mp 8-9-10 (believe it or not) have a lower and upper limit. Meaning that if you find a legendary on higher mps it probably be better in worst case scenario than 4 legendaries in lower mps.
So 8 hours in mp10 will give you about 3 legendaries. Not fun to farm there, but:
You can sell probably one of them for 40+ m and if you are lucky 2 of them.
So which built is more effective????
DPS -> fun
EHP -> too slow/not fun
Balance -> effective
So, i just made this post to make some people think:
Life regen items should be more expensive. Life steal items too. High armor items too.
DPS items are overpriced in AH.
In vendor item pricing (the price you sell to merchants) this is obvious.
I do not know if you got my point but before start saying that am telling those things because i do not have 200k+ dps is because i have separate gear for farming each mp
and i do not know in which state you will find my char if you view the profile.
The thing is i tried different builds all those months and i want everyone to understand that in fact DPS is not what you should aim to! EHP matters and matters a lot. The balance is the perfect.