I'm wondering if you could go into more detail on how the "full looting" effects you. When you said you get "the rush", I quickly relate that statement to dueling in Diablo II "Hardcore Mode". How challenging is it to get back on your feet after a PvP death? In D2HC, it was press escape, delete your character and start again from scratch. I'm assuming it isn't the same here, but seriously how is it?
Also, does anyone know if there will be a purchasable DVD? I'm in Iraq and there is a 0% chance I'll be able to download the full 9GB install for this game before I get back to the states, yet I would hate to start playing a month or two behind.