Well, atleast at the start. Just started in the new Hardcore ladder. Untwinked bow ama. So I was lv4 wandering in a cave solo in passed game, when suddenly a bow pack attacked me. I got frozen, slow movespeed, slow attack speed. And my stamina meter was out of juice. So I couldnt kite at all. No panic. Spam hp pots right. Then suddenly another bowpack got me amplified! I'm drinking like 8 hp pots and 6 rev. pots. Before I could crawl to the exit. Exiting with 9hp. Almost died in normal. I was wasnt even naked. I did had some superior armor even.
I played D3 beta with all classes and all builds. Killed Skeleton king like 100+. I never experienced this kind of difficulty in D3. I never even died, untill i remembered to test it. I'm sure Inferno will be harder. But I remember Jay showing a vid how easy D2 was in Bloodmore. D3 start is easier. Anyone not agreeing to that?