Game has potential if they tweak some minor stuff like the time you stay flashed 9 seconds a little overkill, Smokes so they aren't as thick, and up the damage on the ak/m4 a little bit more, Its obvious that the CS:S teams will be the more dominant teams for a year or so but if people give there time to the game it will go far because the game has the funding for big tourneys. And i think SK and Navi will be the only teams that move on to GO with roster changes, As for ESC and M5 they will drop the 1.6 team and end up picking up a GO team
Eventually everyone Known/Important will play GO because 1.6 wont be fun when you're only playing for 50$-100$ and the same retakes and strats get boring to watch so i think its time to adapt to something new
You're right with flashes and smokes. Just played some scrims and you're flashed SO LONG. Also the smokes are way too thick, it's like a wall, you can't find out of it easily. The damage of the weapons is okay though.