I understand what you are trying to say and yes, I also felt that I learned alot more when I lost then when we stomped some randoms but the issue works both ways.
It's hard to improve when you crush your opponents but it is also hard to improve when you get roflstomped, in such instances it is very hard to isolate, point at the individual flaws and improve on them in your gameplay when you lose in every possible scenario. There is also several other issues, like having fun.
If you just get stomped over and over again then yes, you'll learn but is it fun? You can learn and grow as much (if not more) by facing more even teams and getting some wins. The feeling that your training pays off is a huge morale boost and makes the game so much more fun to play.
Another point that makes the "just play with ptournaments" less realistic is the fact that (when I played atleast) typically only 1 or 1½ tournament ran at any given time. If you are the new team that want to learn from the pros but gets stomped all the time you will get kicked after the first map and after that you are forced to wait until the entire tournament is over before you can go again (and then get kicked after first map..), thats not fun and it's just another thing that adds up, and I'm not even gonna talk about the amount of tickets needed for ptournaments...
Overall the current system is totally *blocking new players and new teams, making it extremely hard for ppl like that to play and grow. If you are in a well established team that has a fighting chance in ptournaments then I congratulate you but it's *ing easy to be smug and say "watch streams, learn tactics" when the entire system is more or less designed to shut out new players and teams. (On the subject of streams, right now Farming Simulator 2013 has more viewers then GW2 on Twitch...go figure)
Edited by Marelith, 01 December 2012 - 11:42 PM.