I never LOVED Grand Arena, but I managed to enjoy it. The updated system is overall a great change and I understand that everything is working as intended, but as of late I just can't have fun with this mode.
The main reason is that while I do win approximately half of matches, none of them are actually fun to engage with. Going against players with 3 + GLs, Executor, Malgus, Starkiller, etc while I only have 1 GL and none of the above is not fun at all.
Winning because the other player doesn't know what they're doing with all their shiny toys isn't fun for me. Winning because they didn't play is definitely not fun. Losing because the other player set 2 of his GLs on defense blocking me from taking any territory isn't fun either (I can sometimes manage to two shot them, but most of the time their back wall is also filled with top tier squads).
I'd much rather lose while having fun battles than going through this every single time. I was OK with this at first because opponents like these weren't as frequent, but I believe that many of the old Kyber players are leaking into the lower leagues, and it's making me hate this mode.
Again, I understand that everything works as intended, that I'm still winning as much as before and that these battles are "fair"... But they're not fun at all.