So a final update on my "I got hacked!" issue.
The Blizzard gamemaster told me as politely and nicely as he could to go piss up a rope. Do not pass Go, do not (re)collect my 3M gold, and various mf gear that was stolen, as they could not find a proper "backup" save point where I said I had my goodies. Don't understand why they couldn't just take it back to July 30, the day before I got the hack.
So I will go back to farming NM and Hell for gold and various things to sell, until I can get "good" gear again. Oh well. There's always Torchlight 2...