I used to play D2 quite a bit and got into it pretty late, as in over a year after release. Not quite so with D3, obviously, and I realize now that I was incredibly spoiled in D2 concerning info, reading through this site pretty much gave me everything I needed to know about the mechanics. Not all that much detailed info yet this time around :P
I did find a list of affixes, but couldn't find any info on the mechanics of blue vs yellow items. Are rares just magical items with more mods on D3, or is it more complicated than that?
Thanks for your time!