I don't mind the term hipster Diablo. Not only is it sort of accurate, it makes me want to go out, buy a 24 of PBR, and make a drinking game out of it. Drink when you level, drink when you gain Fame, drink when you kill a boss or champion, finish your can if any of those happen simultaneously. Over/under for blacking out is around 2.5 hours. Let's do this.
Look, I wrote that first post shortly after hearing the podcast and I got a little pissy because I'm a fanboy. You did admit that you thought T2 could very well be a good game, but you also nearly turned a discussion of T2 into a defense of D3 (Torchlight 2 is "the game that everybody will say is better than Diablo III regardless of whether or not it is better than Diablo III") and compared T2 fans to disenchanted True Crime apologists hating on Grand Theft Auto. You used a version of the "I'm just sayin'" defense, which everyone knows is bullshit, and two of the podcasters (I think Robbie and Stephen?) sounded more derisive than anything else.
So yeah, I'm playing the **** out of T2 because A) I'm a big fan of the first Torchlight, B) I really liked all three Diablo games, but prefer T1 to all three, and C) I like Diablo clones in general, so of course I'll enjoy a $20 one that's the sequel to my favorite Diablo clone. ****, I'll probably even try out Sacred 3, that's how much of a sucker I am.