Que times in ranked suffered because of barriers to entry in the previous system. Now there are virtually "no barriers" and Que times are bad. So what is the problem?
Ranked has ALWAYS lacked competitiveness.
Think about that for a moment. There has never been anything, anything in ranked "worth" fighting for except for ONE damn mount. But guess what? You had to "win" in order to get it..
While this new design is in place, where there are zero restrictions for queing ranked, you can't reward mere participation IF you want any credibility in the world of "competitiveness". If you want ranked to grow, maybe this reward, adding 8v8 back, and adding some forced PvP progression(aka no trolling in unranked) with a few Que restrictions is a way better route to fix the problem. There is no point in having a ranked Que if you reward participation..
Well stated, i couldn't agree more.