The remaining Monster players are either super-pro or below par. In the past month, I have yet to experience a fight I would consider evenly matched. The sub-par Monsters will regularly lose to any random pub, whereas the higher end of the Monster scale will wreck pubs at Stage 1.
It has gotten to the point where when I bump Monster to my first choice, I have to fully commit a serious effort, or not bother at all. There is no longer any middle ground; either I go full-out try hard, or I get destroyed. On the Hunter side, we either knock off 1/2 hp at Stage 1 (and win soon thereafter), or I have to split my attention between tracking & healing b/c the team doesn’t understand that you don’t follow the Monster’s direct path (4+ strikes by Stage 3 b/c only using Jetpack for emergency dodge is hard, apparently).
There are so few regular players remaining that we are left with a highly polarized playerbase. I’m disappointed, but not especially surprised. I won’t go into fixes or ‘what could have been’, just glad I got a hefty discount for the preorder