Look at turn 7. The warlock literally used his turn and my turn with their animations (playing like 20 cards and drawing other 20). I've been waiting for my turn 2 minutes after their turn already finished, then I automatically rope and lost.
I prefer watching Twitch If I want to see other people playing... wake up Blizz.
Animations could be easily 5 times faster, I have absolutely no idea why Blizzard insists on keeping them at a snail's pace. Of course their argument is that newer players wouldn't understand what's going on, but this could be solved by having a slider with "animation speed" in options. Keep 1 as the current speed and go up to 5 or 10 or whatever.
devs don't design metas, they design cards that may or may not become meta.
Besides that I actually like the current one as they use tons of new cards
After looking at the quest cards, the tempo of them, the ease at which they are achieved, I would say that they absolutely designed this meta, to do this accidently would be the worst kind of incompetence.