Even before 9.15, I loved this game mode. Compared to ranked where I'm reliant on my team as well, this game mode focused on how I play, position and manipulate RNG to my advantage. With the 9.15 update, it softens the hit on lose streaks and allows a greater chance of comeback late game where items dependency is not that big of a deal anymore. Every new patch brings a new meta and improves gameplay. While there are things that needed to be worked on, like viewing previous match history and champions not attacking bug, for the most part, this game mode is in a playable state. Way better than the hot garbage that is ranked.