Maybe you're lucky enough where the delay doesn't effect you that much, but since I live in asia, any match delays can be very bad for me. Most of the time, games are usually from like 10 PM - 3/4 AM. With the delays during London major, those games didn't start until like 9 AM the next morning.
dhw 13, I kind of agree with you. I do understand what you mean about how it's unenjoyable because it's old, but I still think some of the playoff games then were better than London's.
totally agree about cobblestone during cologne 14, BUT I thought it made the games more interesting as the games were closer. Totally a preference thing, some like to see more tactical games, some like to see games where it's mostly just raw aim basically.