pajaroGood. Hopefully better alternatives will be what introduces new players to competitive TF2. TF2Center was a shithole of admin abuse - I think a third of all high level players I know have been or are banned from tf2center, but not a single warning or ban on rglI only became a moderator on TF2center relatively recently and I know there were a lot of bans before me, so I may be biased. But what I observed is that there was a strong correlation between high level players and toxic behaviour towards inexperienced players, fooling around, offclassing etc. Probably because they took TF2center less seriously because "its just a lobby". The same players could suddenly behave in advanced lobbies on the same site where more was expected of them - as is probably the case on rgl.
i got permabanned for "cheating" as a mirror from a UGC ban which was not related to cheating at all. never had a tf2c ban prior to that (other than like the occasional lobby i left) and the admins' solution was to unban me from only non-mumble required lobbies, which have always been a tiny fraction of all lobbies. all because warpy decided to randomly check my UGC profile for some reason and contacted an incompetent UGC admin.