Honestly I wouldn’t recommend coming back to this game regardless of what mode you you play. Especially since you enjoyed control decks.
If you try control in wild, prepare to hate this game. So many of the popular “meta decks” in wild ruin the game for anyone who liked playing a control or value oriented deck. Res priest is unwinnable, Jade Druid is unwinnable without teching geist, can’t outvalue cubelock, raza priest doesn’t care what you do because you’ll be dead from 30 life or more anyway, and I hope you iré ready for secret mages constantly spamming all their cards to the face and not interacting with your deck at all. Better run Reno and zephrys or get demolished by that or the Baku cancer demon hunters. If you survive those, good luck surviving quest mage who can take three straight turns or spam a board full of 8/8s for 0 mana
Standard is about as bad on control decks too. It’s devolved into card generator spam like lackeys or other discover mechanics. Now the rogue you are playing against can play a fast tempo deck with almost no late game and drop legendary dragons and other powerful late game cards just by playing lackeys. Don’t like that? Too bad because your next opponent is a res priest! Remember that mechanic that’s been around for years that people constantly complain about? Don’t worry it’s not unhealthy at all it’s fair and balanced.
Control is pretty much dead in either mode. The game you are coming back to is in a horrible state if you played during the launch and Naxx. Don’t let this community tell you any different. I’m sure I’ll get replies talking about how I’m salty or how I’m not playing correctly or not using the right deck, even though I’ve played since launch. The community here is dismissive of any kind of criticism towards anything and just talk down to you for it. As far as they are concerned they can play a deck like face hunter and emote spam without interacting with any of the cards in your deck while roping you every turn and then say that you are the problem and laugh at you. People in hearthstone will play these decks just to laugh at other people despite the detriment to the playerbase
I highly suggest checking out another card game like Magic or Legends of Runeterra.
Control certainly isn't dead in wild. Highlander decks still work and you can still beat combo decks.