Makes sense I would see it this way as I played ranked a majority of the time (well after the first few months during which time I played a lot of turf.)
I'd also like to point out that not only did I say I was happy with the way it currently is in the original Splatoon, I also said that "I wouldn't mind" the idea of a 3rd stage. Not that I personally am asking for it, but know that others would enjoy it, so I'd be fine with it.
And let's not forget the fact that strategy can be planned for sets of 3 stages or the third maps wouldn't even have to join the more strategic ranked mode (seeing that ranked stages are already different from active turf stages, why couldn't there be fewer of them as well.)
But honestly, if you think my views are discredited and/or undermined, that's cool. I'm not here to change your mind on that or Splatoon. Like I said, you have your own opinions on what you like in games and how you personally approach games, and I have mine. What I'm saying is I like Splatoon the way it is but I'm open to tweaks. I love that the time was shortened, don't mind that there are
still only 2 stages at a time--but wouldn't mind the idea of a third stage added to the rotation (that's been an often requested feature by many since the first testfire of the original game.) I've spent a lot of time discussing weapon/gear stage strategy with a community of other people who are into that. I like the strategy aspect. On the other hand, I completely respect that you would like to see the game go in a different direction and that no one you know thinks about current stage strategy when they play. Our opinions and experiences can coexist.
Anyway! I hope I cleared up some misunderstandings with my original comments in this thread. Have fun! Hope you are into a fun game right now and having the time of your life!