So yeah if you are like me and didnt come close to getting that ARPG itch scratched from Diablo 3 look no further because Path of Exile is here to save the day. It's free to play so you dont' have an excuse to not try it if you like ARPGs. There is a microtransaction market but it's for cosmetic stuff nothing gives in game advantage. Don't be fooled by the free to play either, it's been in development for 7 years and has very in depth systems all around and is as good if not better than most triple a full retail releases. They basically took diablo 2 and made a few things better. Check it out and give it a try, it's in open beta with no more wipes so you can play now.
Everyone that has replied has liked the game, try it.
Edit 2/21/13 Race League Season 1 starts tomorrow. Tomorrow is solo 1H race where everyone starts at beginning and you race to full clear areas, race to finish quests first, reach zones first, most xp, top 20 xp each class, and for making it to certain xp levels. It's a league with a few races a week and you accumulate points which you can use to buy uniques and other stuff at the end of the season. Def cool and there are all sorts of leagues. Party leagues, 3 hour leagues, 1 week, 1 month.... Just awesome. Way more information on the main pathofexile website.