I haven't paid much attention to the news and incoming changes on the much advertised Ranked mode in WoT and I've only tried to play it back in Season I, when it was a complete sh*tfest.
In its current state, with players only able to play tech tree tanks, max arty per team limited to 2 and only on relatively balanced, no corridor type maps, it is really , really enjoyable.
I mean, yeah, you still get EBRs in every singe game (who strangely are always the highest rank in the match, wonder why?) and there's the mandatory gold spam. But at least you no longer feel helpless when playing against op reward tanks while being showered with arty shells.
I hate playing tier 10 in random battles, even though I have them all, including some reward tanks, but now, I think I found at least some of the reasons they are most of the time such a mess.