It's not the same, but far worse. The new system reeks of greed and I uninstalled due to it, after playing since beta.
I suggest you do the same, voting with your money is the only language blizzard understands.
Log into battle.net and make a ticket to claim refund, if you preordered. I know they states "all sales are final", but in europe they are required to accept and issue refunds. As I read it, as long as you didn't open any packs, they issue the refund.
there should be more people like you. i've been playing since beta and i happily quit the game last year