Unfortunately, bots will likely never be stopped in this game. You have to be content with your own play style. You can still find plenty, and trade in game, no matter what jsp/blowmebayers say. Gear will mean more to you than them. You will achieve greater satisfaction in beating the game, finding/trading for the gear you seek than they ever will. They will rarely experiment with oddball builds for the hell of it. Some of these can be ridiculously fun...one of my favorites is a hybrid frenzy/warcry barb that uses two (Ethereal) lacerators. Completely viable in all areas (even before iron maiden was removed). It's not the fastest killer, but it's pretty safe and wails of fun. Who wins? It's a matter of perspective. You won't out level them, You won't get gear as quickly, but you will likely have a whole lot more fun since you are actually playing the fvckin game.
"The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits" Einstein