Yeah, for me for the last handful of games it's been like almost completely preist with a few mages and a single warlock. And almost all the preist are playing some variation of control preist. Maybe they think the meta will slow down enough for control preist to be T1.
Control priest is a deck that is in the same place it was if not slightly better than it was, You can just cut single card, Slot in Yogg as another win condition and you're good to go, The deck was very cheap to play as it was since it only really ran Galakrond, Pretty much the same reason you'll see Hunters, Its another cheap deck.
because you get exp for play time instead of gold for wins. Welcome to the rope meta where the most effective way to earn rewards is not to play. Blizzards understanding of unintended consequences is laughable.
It's because Res Priest is able to screw with a lot of common aggro decks, such as secret hunter and soul demon hunter, while also beating the big boards put down by things like big druid. For perspective, I've beaten warlocks, in fatigue, after getting hit by double Tickutus with Res Priest, just through using discovery mechanics to get additional Mass Resurrect cards to reload (my record is 5 in one game).
Tickatus has pretty much made priest unplayable. Tried making Ress priest this morning and pretty much just queued into wall to wall warlock. Unless there's some undiscovered metabreaker you won't be seeing much priest for long.