This is prolly a result of all the people whining on here about created cards and priest card generation. Thanks!
It's unfair to blame ALL of it on that. As others have mentioned, the Control Warrior with Dr. Boom that lead to 1 hour or more mirror matches was just as bad.
I think this is an attempt to reign in those kinds of excesses. The Control Warrior and Control Priest matches that went on forever cause their game plan was just to drain you of any possiblities to still win, instead of having an actual game plan to win themselves.
Time spent playing a game shouldn't be a measuring stick for how good it was.
You can have an interesting game AND be done in 10 min. They are not mutually exclusive.
I actually agree with you. For some bizarre reason I actually enjoy this meta lol. I do like the shorter games, but I did always enjoy fatigue matches as well. One of my favorite decks ever was old mill druid. Pre jade idol. When it actually took skill and you didn't "mill" your opponent by milling yourself and swapping decks. The worst metas imo have actually been control metas like Kobolds and Catacombs and the entire year of the raven. When every game was "play 3 minions in the first 8 turns, then summon 40 mana worth of taunts on turn 10" (witching hour taunt druid, big priest, cube-warlock) or combo deck that wins by default if you don't get killed by turn 15. Ultra greedy decks that can't be punished by mid-range decks are the worst thing that ever existed in this game. Luckily that's a thing of the past now lol