Now, we all know that Blizzard pretty much caters to the elite player, however this is something that they may just look at. We have 8 “Tanks” but in reality, we have 3 (maybe 4) true tanks. The Hamster, DVA, Roadhog and Zarya (Winston is the grey area) are primarily played by those that wish to do dps, rather then “Tank”. Now, I am not being critical of those players but there is an issue.
Perhaps by changing the match setup to 1 tank, 3 dps and 2 heals … plus moving the above listed “Tanks” to the dps field, we could have a better match. If the person is going to play Roadhog as straight dps, great… but que up as a DPS, same with Zarya. The concept of dps having a shield is not new, Bastion use to have a shield (switched to self heal). By switching those toons into the DPS pool, it would also allow those that really want to tank, a true tank toon, not the hybrids that we see. Yes, I understand many play Rein already, but that is because defensively, a walk around shield has so many more advantages then a static one.
Now as far as what i think of as a tank, or perhaps what you do is up for debate, but i think most will agree that if you get into a match, with 2 offensive minded tanks, who are rewarded for doing so btw (extra boxes), then it is much more of a challenge just to over come the team makeup and your opponents to boot. Give it a think.