So I've got beta access, and Diablo 3 beta access, and I've gotten Duskhawk to 86 on the beta. And what am I doing?
Archaeology on the live realms. >.<
This weekend I checked off Nerubian, Vrykul, Draenei, and Troll completions (I already had Orc done), which means I finished the Blessing of the Old God, the Nifflevar Bearded Axe, the Last Relic of the Argus (the most awesome thing I've gotten from archaeology so far), and, ahem, Zin'rokh, Destroyer of Worlds.
I love the model for Zin'rokh. I loved it back in Vanilla (not that I ever got it), and it's still one of my favorite sword models. Surprisingly, the Troll completion was less frustrating than the Draenei one. Having finished out the Orcs and everything of the Draenei once except the Last Relic, I had to go through thirteen more common item completions to get the Last Relic into my queue. Zin'rokh? I was actually trying to whittle down my only half-done list of Dwarf artifacts. (Dwarf is still 25/31... I keep getting Fossil sites.) At least the Dwarf artifacts got me to Diggerest.
Tol'vir I know is going to take forever. I've completed all of the common ones at least once, and none of the rares, and I keep spawning Troll and Night Elf sites. With my massive number of completed Night Elf commons, Tyrande's Favorite Doll has to be soon, right? Right? The Fossilized Raptor has been the same way for me.
I think the archaeology rares were a good idea in theory, but in practice? Hardly anyone gets them while they're relevant to the current tier of equipment. The fun items are far more... fun as rares. Maybe the usable, Binds-to-Account equipment should have been less than epic, but more common, just to make it useful when you find it.