After some time thinking about the game and considering other obligations I am going to have this year (going back to school mainly), I have decided to give up competing on ladder. I still plan on logging in for daily’s and the occasional tavern brawl but I don’t think I will be able to devote all the time I want to to this game anymore. I would say I am a decent player but not elite. Got to rank 3 and rank 1 but never Legend. I know I could do it if I put more time and effort but just not willing. I adore this game and have had many good times ( so many I don’t want to completely abandon it). I love the community just wanted to say thanks to everyone that submits decks and makes videos here and I wish the dev team my best for the rest of the year (can’t wait to see what they have in store!)
If you ever want to reach Legend, do it when you have no obligations and just get it in a few days. It's not hard at all, just takes more time because loss streaks are way more punishing after rank 5. I usually get to rank 5 and get bored, currently sitting at rank 2 (which I got to in 2 days from rank 5 surprisingly) so I might push for Legend again. But like you said it's way too time consuming and in all honesty, the grind is really boring.