The only thing that bothers me is the trading aspect. Hate it.
It's either that or farming gold. I sure as heck prefer that.
Read game can be soloed but i guess realistically you have to trade for certain items if you want certain skills etc judging from the threads...
Heh, I have soloed the game and never felt the need to trade with anyone. Perhaps you should try the game out properly before judging it from threads?
Actually, if your going on a group itemhunting, how is the loot divided up after beating a boss etc?.
There's a grace period of about 5s or so in which you can snatch your items, after that it's free for all. That's a system I quite dislike.