Having watched a BW professional scene since '07, I've had a lot of respect for progamers who are just unbelievably skilled and many times those gamers showed me an amazement that hooked me to play bw.
Often times, I've had geek chills from plays that I cannot execute, build orders that are crystal crisp, and ceremonies that are enjoyable to watch after the match. Players seemed to be more enthusiastic and games were by far more entertaining. In addition, there were always a theme involved around different periods, such as 6 dragons of protoss, ssang-park zerg, lee ssang generation, bisu-stork domination, etc.
Watching GSL, the future seems rather bleak. I'm a terran user myself and I have to admit terran is broken. Moreover, I haven't seen any plays that I myself cannot execute (except for inca’s and tester’s force field micro). Build orders are all over the place, more free-style-ish. It seems like terran can execute ANY build order they would like and it's the other races that have to adapt to near perfect level or they die. A lot of GSL players don’t have a clue about the game too. They are like “let me see if this works, if not, oh WELLZ I AIN’T MAD.”
The battles are not dynamic. It occurs so fast and once one side loses, it’s over for him (most of the time). In starcraft bw it was possible for player who lost a major battle to come back with creative play and overwhelming macro abilities. In sc2, it’s near impossible to lose a major battle and come back. So after anticipation of big macro games where players have 3-4 bases, if players prematurely engage in battle and one side lose, the game’s over. How anticlimatic is that?
Casters sometimes get on my nerves too. They say stuff that they themselves don’t know how it works. For example, tasteless keeps saying 1/1/1 build is so called “Tasteless build.” I believe it was originally created by JustFakeWerra. It’s ridiculous how he credits that build as if it was originally created by other person. Everybody knows marine, raven (point defense drone), banshee, tanks are over powered vs protoss. I used that to get top 200 in NA server and I never knew tasteless even played terran. In addition, I think it’s ridiculous to say how they say players are playing “bad,” when they admittedly acknowledge game is premature and anything can be good or bad (or is it that whatever they think good is good? No.). Please, drop the negatives. Try to see it from the player’s perspective, NOT yours. Although it sounds contradictory since I bashed player’s bad quality of games in above paragraph, it just doesn’t touch well with me when casters say negative things because apparently players playing are better than them.
I think my post was rather disorganized but I hope I got my message across.