I'm sure many of you might have heard of Blizzard closing down the most popular vanilla WoW private server in history. This has started a movement lead by Nostalrius' staff demanding that Blizzard should rethink their policy regarding private and legacy servers. Please sign this petition to support this humble, legitimate cause. https://www.change.org/p/mike-morhaime-legacy-server-among-world-of-warcraft-community?recruiter=522873458 You have my sincerest thanks.
I have to agree with the OP. When I started playing DL I went straight into hard mode. I loved how the game was challenging and I had to think twice before fighting the zombies. At some point I began to co-op with random people and the very first guy I play with hands me 4 gold weapons. of course I naively got excited and took them thinking he's the most generous person in the world (I didn't know about duping back then). Then I went to try out my new weapons, and it turned the game into a hack and slash for me. I proceed to drop the gold weapons and I made a silent prayer for all those newbs who will never get to experience DL at its best because they took the gold weapons.