Honestly I haven't played an RPG for quite a decade. Can't say I'm a fan so. But I took my time for this one.
Torchlight brings good fun for a lot of hours, it feels good to play and is pretty addictive. It's an easy hack&slash concept that works great. The style is not as dark as other dungeon crawlers, it's actually pretty colourfull, but that's one thing I like it for.
And the loot, yeah, well, there's so many stuff to be collected, used, sold or transformed or changed with magic spells ... but find that out yourself. You can level up and customize your Character in a lot of ways, still this is easy to do, thanks to a well concepted menu. The pet you choose in the beginning makes it easy to sell your loot and helps in the fight as well, pets here can learn spells either. Or feed'em some fish and see ... .
Ok the missing Multiplayer is a small minus (Torchlight 2 will have online Coop) but the rest is a real decent loot for 1200 points (15 €). Want some ... get some ... see you in Torchlight. A clear 9 out of 10.