While we totally understand that you would like to see patches more frequently, a high quality and well-polished update is better for the life of a game than the quantity provided. If we tried to rush the patches that we're working on, it would result in us releasing content that doesn't meet our desired level of quality.
Iam trying to think of good reasons but so far i was not able to come up with any. Patches take time, creating improvements and making changes to such a wide variety of systems requires a lot of work.
Making the changes like those listed in the 1.0.8 patch notes are not as easy as simply tweaking a few numbers. The changes we make to the game are a lot more complicated than what you may initially assume them to be and a great deal of time is required in order to develop, implement, test and prepare every change for a live environment.
Because Blizzard is working on 6 big projects at the same time and PoE is just... PoE. Actually, every game at Blizzard has its own dedicated team of developers, so the amount of resources allocated to Diablo III isn't affected by other projects we may have in the works. You can rest assured that the Diablo III team holds it as their highest priority.
I don't think Diablo3 patches are top priority.
First of all: Thanks for hearing me out and giving me an answer.
Other than that i have to agree with Jito:
If I should wish for something, then it would be some small updates in-between the bigger patches. It shouldn't really require a lot of development or testing to add a few new legendary items to the game, or a couple of crafting patterns, or whatever, a month after having added a bigger patch. But it would add a lot in terms of replayability – because players would have something to be excited about constantly.
That is also what I would love to have. A more frequent feedback and just minor changes every now and then. For example like in games like League of Legends were a hero is added each month ( or at least it was like that the last year), you guys could add something like a contest for example.
Stuff like: "The Communities Forge" (just a random name i made up)
Where people can contribute by giving input on new legendaries, sets and other stuff to enrich the game. Then you guys at blizz have something nice to get in touch with the community and the community can vote upon new stuff thats going to be added to the game.
I do understand that quality-work takes its time but it would also be nice if you guys would try to understand us on this matter. A game which is fast paced and lives from its replayability needs more frequent updates than a game like wow, were you just grind X for Y hours in order to achieve Z.
Therefore I would love to see more frequent updates - just with little things that dont change any game mechanics or stuff alike, but just give us the feeling that you guys care about us. Cause if we (the community) get the feeling that you guys care about us, then I am pretty sure that we wouldnt be so unhappy with all this waiting for the major patches.