In defense of Noor… well, two defenses actually…
First off, she doesn’t fit into this particular thread, because most people think she’s garbage anyway. But I know your original post wasn’t meant to go into this thread, it got nabbed up by the merge police.
Second. My actual defense of Noor.
Is she a great 5* hero? No, she’s not. Mostly underwhelming compared to other HotMs, I will admit. And I wouldn’t put her on my defense team, because as you said, that would just be asking to get raided (and the fact that her minion removal doesn’t even work on Telluria, yeah, that was insult to injury for her).
However… for a player like me who doesn’t have many “special” heroes… I have found her to be somewhat useful in backup war teams. Her minions help my team survive a bit longer than it would have without her, and they actually do hit pretty hard for minions. She’s handy to have in a close fight where both teams are on the verge of death - on more than one occasion, her birdies have saved my bacon at the last second.
Does she still need improvement? Yes, I think so. Either faster mana or some direct damage or something would be a welcome buff. But is she complete garbage? Only if you already have most of the best heroes in the game. For a F2P / C2P with less than impressive rosters, she has her uses (limited though they may be).