This may be out of place, but i felt like it might add to the conversation, feel free to flag if you want, i still love you.
This season my placing matches put me in gold on my alt account (on xbox, i havent gotten to comp on my main yet, i know weird right?) and i deranked, because i had horrible games, mostly my fault cause trying to play healer and flex to what was needed on xbox and i suck in that platform. So im now silver, so i talked to a friend and informed me that i should not flex because apparently the system thinks youre a detriment to your team if you do that below diamond, so i took on rineheardt because that was what was needed after everyone else had selected, and i found something amazing, people on that rank are amazing, we are not amazing players by any extent, but the camaradery that i felt was the best, the two healers did their best to keep everyone alive and well and i and the zarya did our best to cover their backs while they rezzed someone or healed up the 12 year old main genji (not joking he actually told us he was 12, and our fatherly istincts kicked in, all 24+) who kept overreaching and escaping when health got too low. And after a few mess ups we started synergizing and enjoying the game, we staked (except for the other Dps who felt our way of playing was bad, not his words, but then again the forum wont let me post exactly what he said or how he said it) and started wining some games, we played like 5 or six, i groaned at the third consecutive CP map, i hate them, and we all had a blast, we even arranged to play again this weekend, work and school prevents it during the week days.
Anyway, my point is, i thought rank mattered, but it doesnt… i had fun, and i´ll take my silver games over the gold or even plat (which i once got to once) every time.
Any criticism i got on the competitive system is that i wanna be able to flex and that the computer dont think im throwing, but as i said i dont really care.
I warned you this post was not helpfull, but simply an experience i had.