I actually just recently started playing GD full time. I too found it at the beginning confusing, recruiting tiresome, game planning long, etc etc.. So I played one or two seasons and stoppd. But tried it again, and im addicted. I may have come in during 2.0 so I dont really know what it used to be like, but i love GD now. It helps having a solid team tbh. I picked a good one up and now in season 5 there. Lost 2 national championships in 4 seasons, and its left me needing more. I love recruiting now. especially having the yatzr tool to help, wish HD had that!
All the complaints on this site are the worst thing about the site. I love HD just as much when I started 4 years ago, I love HBD, GD, addicted to them all. FCD too. If WIS ever goes away, there is a good chance id jump off a cliff. There is nothing out there that even compares.