If anything, I almost feel mono is forced. I really marvel at players who can pull off 3-2. I thought I could when tournaments came out and ran 3-2 for the first 2. Then I hit that wall of emblems and had to switch back to mono.
I also wonder if it’s because I formed my teams specifically around mono. I spent a lot of money my first year of play and have more heroes than I will ever see maxed (I was an idiot). When dishing out the mats, I was very careful to pick the best synergy for mono unless it was a hero specifically for titans…which where typically one in the same.
Also, things are much harder. I no longer feel I have the advantage I use to against defense. However, the boards are the same. I know that 80% of them gems on the board are not going to be what I need. It just hurts more because defenses are much stronger that they were before emblems.