Hell is hard if you don't have resists too, just need even more for inferno.
I can still die with my monk in act 3/4 hell if I **** up too bad, granted last time it happened I was soloing a bunch of mobs in a 3 person game...but they can still spawn some pretty nasty trait combos. Those ****ing soul rippers man. Part of me hopes I never pass act 2 inferno because I know they're going to make me tear my hair out.
You don't use a standard attack anymore unless you decide to unbind one of your skills, which would be stupid, or they're on cooldown. Everything is based off your weapon damage. If you're playing a barb or monk the fury/spirit gen skills will use the weapon in the attack animation (except for the monk and some weapons). Most DH skills will use the weapon in the attack animation. Not sure about wiz but I'm sure it's the same, WD doesn't use his for the default primary poison dart becasue well it's a dart and you can't shoot darts out of a sword/staff -_-.
my dh is up to 70k dps resting, so it is pretty inflated. my resists suck *** but it does not really matter, i am getting through most of act 2 fairly easily on inferno now. i put on a **** load of HP gear to test something (like 40k) and i was still getting 1 shot by normal naga *** mobs and stuff so screw it. i have pretty much abandoned getting survivability gear since i am going to need like 900 resist all to survive a single hit anyway.