There's been bits and bobs present in other threads, but it's been suggested to consolidate everything into one place. Please keep it constructive, and provide suggestions where possible.
+ Split screen rollouts
+ Weapon loadout icons
+ 2nd POV for offclassing etc.
+ Nuze at 10
+ Pick/ban system
+ Player cams
+ Enjoyed all on-screen talent (couch and casters)
- A few big plays weren't caught on camera (LAN limitations/no cheat feed etc. Brainstorming thread)
- Lack of interviews
- Need more frag movies etc. to keep folks entertained during downtime
- Harder to keep track of non-casted match results than it should've been. Comp.tf went down for a while during playoffs, consider mirroring those results elsewhere to prevent single point of failure. An /r/tf2 results thread would be good
- WAR's a great caster and made me laugh a shitload, but he was talking over Kermit quite a bit
I'm not intending to have a go at Essentials.tf - they did a fantastic job and I can understand that they wanted to focus on getting the new features and the barebones nailed this time around, so this probably meant sacrificing other things such as interviews during the coverage.