Hey all, I'm new to the forums, but I played D1 and D2. I've been looking forward to D3 for a decade, and I had access to the beta during the open beta weekend. I got a taste of both the barb and the monk during the open beta. I played enough with the barb to level him to about 10 and beat the skeleton king. Sadly, it was a busy weekend for me and I could only play the monk to level 6. I am seeking some feedback on which class to play first. Below I list some factors guiding my decision: I tend to play paladins in RPGs. I played paladin in D2. I played warrior in D1. I enjoyed playing barb, but I found his lack of casting kind of boring. I also enjoyed playing monk. I like the idea of playing a melee who can also kind of cast. I am concerned about the lack of animations for monk. I am also concerned about the monk being under-powered, as I have heard that he is. Wrath of Berseker looks amazing. I am not the kind of player to worry about stats or math. I will be using the strategy guide. Anyway, any thoughts or feedback you all could provide would be greatly appreciated.