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The "positive" reviews came about because of the longstanding Score creep of videogames, the shifting of the average from 5.0 to 8.0. The game is less than average, and this is according to the most cherrypicked and positive shill reviewers. So yes, the game is a waste of your time and money unless you have missed the last 10 years of gaming somehow.
You belong on the blizz D3 forums, it was built for people like you. Like how some barns are built specifically to contain filthy animals.