Originally Posted by Stazy
Monk. My gear is pretty good. I bought a rare sword from the AH that gave me pretty good damage and then I found a decent rare shield.
You may just be progressing too slow. If you full-clear everything and redo parts (like playing multiplayer and you join a new game and have to start the quest from the beginning), you will probably be over-leveled for the areas you are in.
I started a second character and I made it through act 1 in maybe 3 hours tops...didn't level as much as I did my first time through and now it is definitely a bit harder. I think its just hard to balance difficulty and leveling perfectly...And they erred on the side of allowing people to finish Normal without haveing to back track and spend time grinding out levels.