Dude, people are egotistical self serving people, especially young people. They literally can’t help it.
The issue with tanks is simple. There is no swag playing tank. They don’t look good at all, not a single sexy tank that’s not fat 99% of the time like dva. People are so desperate for cuteness they latch on to dva and just wont let go no matter how crap she or, or how disrespectful it must seem picking dva in high elo matches. People give up the giving sides of themselves to serve themselves.
What blizzard has to do is make SHIELD tanks self serving than they are now
How? Make they look coolers, kids really really really care how cool they look. They will play trash just to feel cool while playing trash, just look at the dva mains.
They should make tanks more MOBILE and take mobility away from dps. Kids like going really really fast while they play. Either outside or in game, kids feel the endorphin hits when they move fast. And if they get a kill because they can move fast but their opponent can’t, they wont we it as an unfair match up, only “skill”.
They should play up the vanity and ego of shield tanks, giving them special awards for playing shield tanks, special borders or skins, more potg going to tank plays I stead of random dps stuff.
Blizzard could pay popular streamers to softly manipulate people into thinking tanking is soooooo fun and only “the most skilled” can handle holding a shield straight.
Or we can wait for the people to grow up and play the game as a team, learning to play that shield tank, and having clear rewards for queuing as a tank