Join the circle and share. What do you think of rated bg's?
I tried them for the first time tonight. My only complaint is the queue times, which were 10-20 minutes each time (we did four matches). At that rate it's difficult not only from a points perspective, but because it's kind of hard to maintain momentum, people have to drop off, you've been doing archeaology for 20 minutes and lost your thirst for blood, whatever.
Other than that, the system seems to be working as I'd hoped. We won 1 and lost 3, which is fair since the MMR's haven't spread out yet and we had a team with little-no resilience up against people who've been grinding honor since they hit 85 73 hours after launch, and were in full Bloodthirsty already. Mages with 125k HP and 85k mana are not people I'm prepared to beat.
447 points for a win seems like a good amount. The weekly cap sounds low to me in comparison to the cost of the pieces, but I have little/no arena experience so I don't know how the rate you can acquire equipment compares to seasons past.
And really, if nothing else, it's worth it just to look at the map in AB and see no idiots fighting on the road. I had a great time.