Yeah, u took the words out of my mouth basically. I follow Dota2 scene as well, and the TI is SO MUCH BETTER. In everything, production, hype, segments, community being involved (not just with the prize pool, but with cosplays, cinematic competition they did this past TI), and so on.. it FEELS like its a "celebration" a festival of the game itself, it was just fun and interesting to watch, and entertaining as fuck.
And then CS:GO Major starts.. it felt a bit sad, and depressing tbh. But well, hopefully it get better from now on, and they learned on what not to do. And Valve doesnt rly get involved in them in the CS tournaments as much and wished they did. :D