Instead of map bans, let players pick maps. Some maps are just not fun. Let players pick which maps they are willing to play in ranked. It’s such an easy change. If people want a game quicker they can just select more maps. Nothing sucks more than getting to play one or two games a night and getting stuck with a map like arena, Black Forest, mega random, islands, etc. Conversely if you like to play like FatSlob, it must suck to have to play Arabia. For heavens sake, let players choose!!
Also, allow players to access tech tree while waiting!!!