I personally think it's stupid and gives you no challenge at all. I see people post these huge numbers and than I see they are silver or gold level. Honestly, it annoys me because that isn't something to be proud of. It's like bragging about correctly answering the trivia on the back of a cereal box. Where's the fun? The challenge? The enjoyment of ACTUALLY accomplishing something?
And yes, I am leveled at diamond hall of fame, if you wanted to know. Better pay outs in events; currently get x2 of points. Unlocks your players full potential. Not to mention the gold that comes with leveling...
I see TSB as a game that's fun. Very, very fun. Whatever 'fun' means for one person shouldn't have any bearing on another. I have a few diamond friends that really enjoy being in diamond. Some have said that they wished that they would've made the jump sooner. And some continue to egg me on to this very day. I have fun with it. It makes me laugh and I think it's cool that they enjoy diamond so much that they want to share it with me.
Here's the thing, it's NOT my idea of fun. I absolutely loathe bonus games. It was an absolute chore for me just to get to P6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting new players and being able to cap them instantly. However, even more than anything, I love to actually play the game. WoH is fun, but CvC is currently my flavor of the month. I just love the heck out of it. Those are the only two events where manually playing gets rewarded. I mentioned CvC because there's a theory that uncapped teams get nerfed and having talked to a few diamond teams, their results are consistent with that theory.
Don't get me wrong. There are definitely some things about diamond that are very appealing. First and foremost, being at the top tier is always cool. And of course, it's major eye candy! However, challenging? Personally, I wouldn't see it as a challenge. Instead, I see it as a grind. And for the time being, I'd rather coast to the finish line than grind for the last few weeks.
EDIT: To answer your question, capping new players is fun.
I am Diamond like the OP and I absolutely love having essential unlimited access to gold and EVO, but your point about the grind of games is true.
I wouldn't personally recommend Diamond unless you're willing to put in the time for 500 or more bonus game/tourney game wins every day on average.
On that note though, I should also mention I'm not a pay to play player, I spent 99 cents to get rid of ads and then $20 once when I got a Google play gift card from someone, so for a player like me to be able to haul in mass amounts of gold is pretty appealing.
and isn’t WOH really just getting fastballs or not getting fastballs? Now that everyone has multiple capped guys over 500, it’s really just a game of luck. Not that their is anything wrong with liking that.