Unfortunatly that is the way most of us went.
Grinded for gold like a chinesse gold farmer( wow players know), to get rid of the hoarded legacy items.
Making all sort of legendaries, and then makeing mithicals. I ended up with things i dont actualy use, thought they were good, but some ended kind of crapy( reckless beam, mighty cannon,terror cry,heronmark). But that was at the begining of the reloaded, things were shady atleast to say.
Got some good legendaries back then too(about 8 of them), when BB was droping them. Ahhh the good old days.But what a pain it was to make modules.