i agree with many of the opinions here; i don't see the need for removing the option to allocate your own stats. i can understand having autoallocation of a few stat points, or having an option to use blizzard's autoallocation, but forcing us to use blizzard's scheme seems pretty unreasonable to me.
i understand some of the arguments for it, but i don't think that you can justify this by saying that blizzard provided many more options for customization. sure, maybe it'll help balance equipment, but at the very least, we should have some say in what stats we want for our characters. why can't we have the option to allocate at least a few stat points every level so we can wear heavy armor as a wizard? (of course, if blizzard does somehow account for this, then its less of an issue, but i dont think they needed to take out options for stat allocation entirely)