I've been playing the game off and on since 2014. I was bad pretty and unironically nova up until mid 2016 where I started to take the game more seriously and grind to a high level, by the end of that following year I established myself as a solid player (holding lem-smfc in mm/playing 3rd party competitive services occasionally ie. ESEA/Faceit). Now I just occasionally play mm with some friends of mine and sometimes community servers (minigames/bhop/retakes/executes). Not at a level I'd like to be back at but I'm just hovering around DMG.
While I hear tons of shit about people hating the game, it's more of a love-hate relationship that tons of us have with the game. We'll make complaints about shit in the game but we keep coming back to play it again and again. Those who are still playing source over GO I completely understand cause you just need a break from that (or you don't play it at all idk how some of you are xd), and trust me I've been finding myself coming back to source lately after the almost 3 year off and on grind of the latter game.
My passion for source and GO are huge (no pun intended). There hasn't been games quite like these to keep me invested for over 5 1/2 years now, which is really tough to comprehend, and I probably wouldn't have wrote this long ass thing after just my initial paragraph otherwise.