I play the game for one thing—to build my troop collection and level my kingdoms. That is the aspect of the game that captured my interest back in the days when there were only two types of keys, and it is still the reason I have not missed a daily login in probably two years.
The updates have slowly been forcing players to put in more time if they want access to all the content. I play this game casually. I already put in as much time as I am willing to. I choose to not participate in time-consuming efforts that do not give me anything I care about.
I do not care about guild wars, raid boss, bounties, class events, invasions, orbs, pet food, ingots, upgradeable weapons and all that other stuff. I am level 935 and well on the way to upgrading my kingdoms to 9 stars (all but the very newest are at 8.) Now, in order to upgrade my kingdoms, I am forced to upgrade worthless weapons (it was at least 700 levels ago when I last used my hero in a battle) and participate in the lamest content this game has implemented yet: rescuing pets.
I have sunk $500 into this game (not a penny since 3.x). The rules have been majorly changed and the product I paid for is not the one I own. If this was a contract in which someone changed the terms, there would be a lawsuit. I am not happy, which may soon be a moot issue to the community.