Makuly here. Some of you may remember me from the coaching blogs. I've noticed some very irritating boring turtle passive play from the majority of foreign players and here I will attempt change that up.
A lot of foreigners complain about cheese, timing attacks, all ins, etc. They say it's no skill, you can't improve, and whatnot. Only a long macro game is considered skill.
I am going to tell you why aggression is good.
1) It simplifies things. Since you are going to cheese, do a timing, etc, whatever the opponent is up to is almost irrevelant. (e.g. 7gate blink vs zerg). You do not need to scout and react to what he is doing. You only need to know where he is. NOTE: I am not recommending you to cheese/all in every game. I am recommending you to incorporate it into your arsenal!
2) It takes out weaker opponents. When you're climbing ladder, you don't want to waste time vs opponents who have bad builds or are simply not up to skill level with yours.
3) It takes out greedy opponents. Players who cut too many corners will not have a good enough army and will die.
4) METAGAME. Probably the most important aspect of aggressive play. When you play the same opponent several times in a row, you want to throw in these aggressive plays so they do not cut too many corners and will be taken by surprise. They will play safe vs you because they know the potential of a cheese/all in is possible.
HOWEVER, it relies on good situation assessment, micro and decision making. Do not expect to be aggressive and win automatically right from the start. It takes a lot of practice!
The majority of foreign protoss players are turtle-reactionary-passive, it is TIME to transition into unpredictable-dynamic protoss folks! If you spot a weakness in your opponent, punish him for it. This is the correct way for protoss to play. We are NOT zerg and should not try to play 100% reactionary like zerg. The aggressive potential of protoss is HUGE, it's a waste to play defensive every game.
Think about it. The most successful Protoss players are not turtle toss. MC, HuK, NaNiwa, Squirtle, PartinG, Creator...
Start those aggressive plays!