This is a genuine question. I'm not trying to be a smartass here, I would honestly like to know why some people don't just stop playing the game. It's clear that a decent amount of people on this forum have very serious problems with Hearthstone. I understand sticking with it for a bit. Barrens has been a disaster so far - this is the least fun I've had in the first month of an expansion since Gadgetzan - and I'm unhappy with it too, but there's been bad expansions in the past, and the game's recovered, and even had good metas since. It's more about people who have been consistently and vocally unhappy about the game for years on end, but who keep coming back to it. I am legitimately curious as to what your motivation for this is - it seems like Hearthstone consistently makes you mad, but you're still playing it. Why not just quit? There's plenty of great games out there that'd probably cause you way less grief. I don't know, I just don't think I could spend years playing a game that causes me as much anger as I see on this forum.
The main reason is huge collection of playing for 6 years. We play for daily quests at least. Every game gets boring in time, it is not due to developers. Opening golden legendaries, achieving high ranks doesn't feel good anymore but we still have hope cuz of good mechanics they added before (like quest cards and death knight heroes).
After playing for so many years you get to see the high and the low of the game. So people complain to make the game better and get it out of the disastrous state it is in currently.
It's clear the developers only make changes when a lot of people start complaining, otherwise they just sit there with their "data" and are happy about the state of their game. So they basically force people to keep complaining before changes are made.
But I agree with the sentiment. I don't think I can take one more Tickatus (or really any other meta deck) so I'm ready to look toward other games that cause less grief :D I suppose it's just the convenience of being able to play a short game or two when you have a bit of spare time while also having a full collection and understanding of the game.