And they said it would never happen.
So it seems the decision to drop PvP for Diablo III's launch was a good choice, as Blizzard has just announced this morning that Diablo III will be launching May 15, 2012. In order to pre-purchase, all you need to do is login to your Battle.net account before heading over to their digital store to pick it up.
So the new question, now that Diablo III is finally nearing the end of its development journey, is what will players do for the next two months? Maybe Valve will release Episode 3 and the time-space continuum will collapse.