I totally agree with you pill, and while I can see the counterpoint of "reflex dun have gud maps lul" and maps need to be properly tested and balanced etc, playing The Catalyst / Pocket Infinity / Furnace forever gets pretty stale... Atleast for me. Tho I know many people would prefer to grind those maps to perfection, the balance "upsets" on new maps is a refreshing change IMO. And if you are a good player shouldn't learning maps be a skill in itself, or easy enough to not be a problem?
I dunno, I respect peoples wishes to not get fucked over in MM by untested maps, but do people really need 2 years to perfect their playing on one map? And while Sanctum is a "controversial" map just added to the pool, it seems pretty love/hate (like most maps apart from the golden 3) and people have learned it, noobs have a map that's not been played 50.000 times by vets to see improvements in their play.
Also people need to whine less about maps in general, apart from the top 10 players not many people can really abuse maps to a degree that it's broken.
sorry for rambly rant - I'm all for new maps and tired (but with the upmost respect that the maps are good) of the golden 3..