Not played since March 2020 and honestly it’s way better just occasionally listening to an update on YouTube what’s happening and not playing the monotonous grind.
D1 TTK era was and will always remain the best era of the game in my opinion, too many bad choices have been made since then. It’s a real shame.
I was hardcore on D1 but D2 has been so rocky I agree with you that’s the best way to play it. D2 is good to check in every now and then and kill some stuff for a little bit. Not worth a hardcore players time anymore.