I agree… 4-1 is really weird to me.
Plus, while i understand the reason to “level the playing” field and put all heroes to same stars/promotion/skills, they should be promoted to plat instead of gold in my opinion.
Some heroes really need their gold skill to shine or for team synergy to be a factor.
And it would also allow for newer player to experience the play style of each hero. Giving them a heads of which heroes they want to spend stam/ressource/bucks in order to promote/evolve.
As it is, I usually get killed on my 1st brawl as I notice too late that heroes are stuck at gold.
If HH sticks with normalizing all heroes to gold promotion, i would really prefer to receive gem/win crates per win AND have limited lives while the brawl lasts. (can’t have both of those at the same time)
My own experience, as well as most of my alliance. Many would just brawl to get in the rankings then switch to free play