There is no backpedalling, only me laughing maniacally at the notion that Diablo (any number) has ever had a diverse array of viable items and you flailing just as furtively in a desperate attempt to block out the notion that D2 was not in fact God's gift to gaming!
Wait, you currently have the goal posts on 1.09, correct? So you can kill 100 HP builds. Would you like a cookie?As a matter of fact because there where so many different, useful items and builds it was easy to take any meta game/cookie cutter builds and molest them at will.
Now you're reminding me of that guy who had an early beta video of himself literally facerolling the keyboard to beat the Skeleton King. That's your ideal game, it seems.