Here me out...my biggest complaint has always been not being rewarded for user input. After playing some ranked seasons today, it seems the biggest change affecting hitting is the variable pitch speeds and more strikes on poor check swings. When you make good contact, you're still being rewarded...that's all I ever asked for.
I'll give it a few days, but for now, I'm convinced hitting is better than it's ever been.
Agreed. It's so refreshing to win and not feel like it's because your opponent couldn't get his lineouts to fall. I actually feel like I'm outplaying my opponent.