If you watch the developer streams you will see Burza and Slama often struggle to remember card names and abilities.
Look, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but stating what someone else's intent as being "clear" to you is just rude and unfair. Apologies if I'm equally abrasive, but that rubs me the wrong way. I was the first person to work on GWENT and no one has put more effort into making this game better than me. Am I perfect? No. Have all of my decisions been perfect? No. The direction taken for Homecoming was the only part of the project's history where I had very little influence on and have been struggling to find a way to make the game better without doing another all-in crazy revamp or spending another half a year undoing year's worth of work.It's clear that Slama isn't intent on bringing back all the strategy that old Gwent had.