i really like the idea of a 3 minute round timer. midfights are the most exciting part of 5cp, and create the most opportunity for timely round wins. the main argument is that it trades away the strategy of sac/counter sac plays, but that dynamic is what causes stalemates in the first place. i think it's a sacrifice that's worth at least testing in the name of fixing 5cp's main flaws.
SetsulYou still don't see the difference between suggesting something, and suggesting something that is nice when it works, being aware of the problems, then immediately appending "if you can't make this work you don't care about the game enough".
i think people need to understand that caring for competitive tf2 doesn't necessarily mean jumping into a competitive league. you can enjoy tf2, but if you join a scheduled league you need to abide by that league's schedule. it's your choice to commit your free time to whatever activities. i love tf2 and play it daily (probably more than a lot of people who actually participate in leagues), but i refrain from playing on a team because i know sometimes i just have to drop the game to focus on school or another hobby.
if you can't commit to weekly scrims/matches and then potentially participate in a playoffs weekend, then you need to find your 6s fix in a less strict format. 99% of people who play other esports titles just stick to ranked ladders, and i wouldn't consider them any less passionate for their games compared to us and tf2. i know it's kind of hard in tf2 without a matchmaker, but in house pugs still exist, and I'm hoping rgl pugs can (eventually) fill the void where that automated system should be.
so yes, i do think it's fair for leagues to expect players to mark off one weekend a season to do their playoffs (if we as a community decide that's a better way to run them). it's healthier for both the spectators and the players. if you can't make time to play the game you love for hundreds of viewers, then you shouldn't be committing that time in the first place. if that itch to compete in a league is so important to you, you need to make sacrifices and decide how you want your work/life balance to look like.