Oh i'm not calling you crazy Krudler, no more than I assume people think about me.
I've noticed changes here and there too when it comes to matches, but until they say otherwise we just have to sit on our hands. Or else we're talking conspiracy theory here. But you know i'm always down for those.
But in my experience I wouldn't call what's happening overall bad, just unexpected. I would just call it "tougher."
But maybe it's only happening to me now because i'm approaching a higher level than I have ever been. And am now just seeing the changes. There's also a chance it may just be in our heads.