Obviously med speed removal won't take us straight back to i52 chad pocket era but if it gave the pocket role any more relevance I'd be so excited. Not only was it the most fun version of TF2 I'd played, but it also really felt like it required far more thought than after med buff.
The thing I miss most was the prevalence of low uber ad pushes. You could see when a top team absolutely knew they had like 8% ad and made the push work. Idk if I'm just not watching the right games but I never see that anymore, and I feel that's almost certainly to do with the ability of the med to evade the uber for an extra couple of seconds.
Definitely feel like dry pushing was more common in the pre-zoomer days too, where you could push and take ground and even potentially catch their med out of position (and if they're keeping their med too far away for you to catch they're probably giving up free ground). Now it seems there's almost no benefit because even if you do go for a dry push it's far more difficult to catch their med out of position, and if you try you're almost definitely overextending for the pick.
I guess I just don't see any skill-based benefit to med speed buff, for any class. Without speedy meds your meds 100% have to have good positioning, balance that line between giving good heals and putting yourself in a shitty spot. Your scouts have to rely on movement and just take less damage, as they can't run at anything with beam constantly on them. Pocket class gets reintroduced into the game. Doubt we'll see the mike/lansky/yuki solo ubers again but it'll definitely be more viable to have a pocket jump when their med can't literally just run away. Just feel like it's taken a lot of thought away from med/scout, and opportunities away from pocket (and roamer).
All that said I'm definitely I'd definitely agree with a preseason cup not so much for testing (as it was played for years), but to refresh everyone's memory/get everyone used to it before a season.
Also I guess I'm pretty bummed that RGL didn't even consider it for this season. RGL admins/sigafoo don't like trad 6es meta, this would be a huge shakeup (that most players here seem to agree would be for the better) and could even make other offclasses more viable? Scout ubers being less viable makes pyro stronger, meds not zooming around makes it easier for spies to stab them. Engy stays about the same though so maybe that's why.