was a shock for me too, but since 2 patches it became better. i think main reason was that they removed the waiting for the end round in case no other options are available. now it is way faster again.
At the release it was terrible. I did not like it...not a bit. But with the patches it became much better. Not so much fun like in OB, but it has potential. By the way I'm playing not so much like in OB.