thanks a lot for trying the map again!
I must say, I'm was a bit disappointed when you said you didn't see much difference between the game as it is now and as it was last time you tried it. But I can completely understand it: the game mechanics didn't change in any fundamental way.
At least this time you managed to get a full lobby and the new players were able to understand the game and play at a fairly decent level. That is a victory in itself for me, since I re-worked the tutorial a lot. I also updated the game since the last time you played. About the lag issues, it is really strange to me to see lag again, because I worked on performance a lot and haven't seen a lag since the start of LoTV. It feels like blizzard servers performance varies in function of days and hours, probably because of pikes in traffic.
I've been doing a lot of beta testing with friends and and that helped me focus on the depth of the game too: more interesting spells, better objectives and bonuses, terraining and UI work. I'm kinda sad you didn't get to experience that, but it would require a few games and interactions with stronger other players.
Also check out the new trailer: