Once again, i understand the need for the fix, because the "consequence" of the 1TD was not good for the game.
Here is a storyline:
A. Players are tired of facing the same 3 teams at higher rank.
B. So players put a lower rank defence , like 1TD, to get better choices of fights.
C. The A phenomenon is getting worst , so the B solution gets more and more popular.
D. The B solution becomes so popular, that 1TD starts showing up as an option for PvP almost every time.
E. People start grinding 1TD for quick $$, Trophies, and Glory.
F. Players realize that doing E is actually the best time-benefit ratio for grind-play watching TV. Even better if the Troop just removes herself on the first turn.
G. Princess Netflix is now a problem.
So, yes, i understand the need to ban B, so that D never happens. But, (A) needs to be addressed. And that is what we wanna hear. We can't do B? Fine! Then give me a way to avoid A.
My daughter stated playing recently, and was having a lot of fun. She built herself a great Knight Team. But, if she puts it on defence, all she is offered are Mab-Loops, Famine and Kerberos. So she placed a weaker team of lvl 1 troops, and she is having fun again. But let's face it, this is all counter-intuitive, right?