That's why after ten years, there are still tens of thousands of games of D2 being played at any given time...AMIRITE??!!
I think(among other things) the ability to rush is what gave D2 such a long shelf life.
That's why its called an opinion. People don't continue to play Diablo 2 because of the rushing aspect of the game. They play it because its fun like all other Blizzard games. Even if that was the case how would we ever know other wise if we've never experienced the other side of the coin. that's all speculation and hear say.