I think Path of Exile may have made me take a break from Hardcore. I tried playing the new League in Softcore after a kind of pointless death in Hardcore and I am enjoying it. It was kind of lucky I did. I died an exceptionally avoidable death where I got stuck on some spikes in one of the trials of Ascendancy at like level 10 or something. I’m irritated that I died there. It was just sloppy.
That all being said though, I think Softcore might be a good idea. I’m trying a serious melee character for the first time. Might be good to keep the training wheels on for a while.