i quite agree in first part of the post.
I am highly against your second part of the post though.
I really think, and i am sorry if it is not, the mainly reason you want change 3v3 ladder is because, as it is now, you don't stand a chance vs me/szew :P
Being more serious, before ladder got released, the template played atm in 3v3 ladder was basically the most common 3v3 template Europe played in realtime games (except was allowed attack only), so Fizzer used the most played template doing the right thing.
I will answer point by point with my point of view.
Settings decrease the fun factor
not for me, the most fun setting is where i have the complete control of what is happening and almost no luck is involved. It is not fun for me focus in a game and then get bad luck, sorry.
Too much bean counting: this increases the amount of time needed to play at a high level.
only a little, in most of my games during turns i don't have to think that much, sometimes i don't even speak with szew and just commit.
Too much bean counting: with teammates in different time zones, cooperation/communication about the bean counting becomes cumbersome/annoying. Quit the ladder and end the misery.
This is your fault, YOU should get teammate willing to cooperate with same timezone etc.
Too much bean counting: playing alone with two alts is also annoying.
playng alone have upside and downside, i still think, if you have the motivation to do it, you can play with alts.
Few people want to play a low-fun, high-maintenance template again and again when the pick lottery often determines the outcome before you even deploy for the first time. It's like dating an ugly girl who is a perfectionist and control freak and believes in no sex until marriage.
Let's not joke, europe is never a lottery, otherwise how my team would be 28-1 if sometimes you lose even before to start? :)You would expect the best team have like 70%/80% winrate with such template.
To end, we got dozen of ugly and luck dependant and boring template, go to play ladder 2v2 if you want play for fun and without need to think anything, but don't blame the only good template we currently have.
We have template where you literally lose by luck or lottery pick, still you never cried about them. (3 template of rt ladder, 2v2 ladder...)
Edited 2/29/2016 09:13:17