I just want to give at least some reason for the game I played for a few years before, do not try to sway me to play this game even more
I do not play this game because of current issues still existing. It turns me down that lag and long games still happen frequently right now. I can only guess the lag is worse due to added effects and just more stuff in general to the LARGE map. Oh and long games that regularly last to an hour really tires and leaves people salty.
Large shi- I mean map. I don't remember people calling for a new map at all and I especially do not remember me begging adam for a newly designed map at all (although aos -> roa would be like the best thing ever). This also turns me away from playing the game because of simply learning a huge ass map to play the same game does not sit well with me and people like Apache, who has also stopped playing this game frequently, he does not like the new map at all, but I am sure that's only the beginning of the problems he sees on this map
The game doesn't feel like aos anymore. The new particles and sound effects are ni- screw it, it was unnecessary in my opinion to change them as I can remember Raynor's simple "pew" sound from his ultimate and rancor and mandrake sharing the same sound effects for nukes which is simply the good part. Now the characters in aos do not feel the same to me. I'm pretty sure most of the heroes in this game still have the same sound effects they had, but something feels different enough that they are not the same heroes anymore.
The game is starting to take dota's elements. Oh man, it really grinds my gears that you really took bounty runes up for contesting and those healing things on the map on each side into this game, when I think about those in the game, I believe the game might has well be called defense of the aeons.
The only new hero was Karax. I know that you took a lot of time in putting all the new features in, but seriously? there is no eta on the next hero, karax also has skillsets from dota, Oracle's Q and AA's chilling touch and the rest escape me. It just feels like you are going to take your sweet time of adding dota things into the game or just taking a while to mix some dota skills into a hero.
tldr, I don't like the direction of new aos