Can you guys stop using to the PTR for so long? Realistically you should just need to use the PTR for about 1 weekend, to make sure nothing really breaks when deployed on there. Once that is done, ALL the changes on the PTR should be moved to QP/Arcade only for a week or two, then pushed to Comp. If there are game breaking bugs found while in the short PTR duration that is fine, and what the PTR really is for, but let us know that the transition will be delayed.
Why are you so hesitant to make more frequent balancing updates that people can try out in QP/Arcade without having to download the PTR? This is not World of Warcraft. Balancing changes need to happen a little more frequently, and be widely accessible more quickly.
Please Blizzard, Give the players what they want. Give us more balancing changes quicker. QP is the perfect place to try out balance changes.
PS. Complete new heroes probably should be on the PTR for a week or so and then in QP/Arcade only for 2-3 weeks (while some balancing happens) before being released into comp.
Edit: I really see this as being a great thing for all players, Casual and Competitive alike. Hear me out. If the changes get to QP/Arcade faster, then all the complaining without actually trying out the changes won’t have as much time to really grow and fester among the community. People will be able to try out the strategies about countering/playing around certain buffs/nerfs more quickly. Plus, the main benefit is getting balance changes more frequently, which is something everyone seems to want. I truly think the way the PTR is being used for OW today is why we get balance changes so infrequently.