A week after Diablo III's lead designer came out of the woodwork to talk about the art used in Blizzard's up and coming successor to the popular Diablo franchise, an interesting development has arisen. It seems that Blizzard is looking for new talent, specifically for a new Art Director. Given that one of the largest sources of controversy between the still-in-development game and Diablo fans has been the new appearance, one can speculate that perhaps Blizzard has had a change of heart.
Blizzard isn't mentioning if their current Art Director has been replaced or if this is in response to fan protest. Perhaps they just want to get fresh talent in the door. Whatever the reason, Blizzard has been stout in recent days to the point of criticizing fans dissatisfied by the game’s look. If they decide to change it, I'd definitely want to know the reason why.