Honestly I really like it. It enforces that troops should be used. I hated the kinds awkward stalemates this game tends to have. It was a very classic Samurai duel kind of standoff, where the one that attacks and looses their hammers first looses the war, unless they had large number advantage to begin with and could just overpower the other defense. Usually server go stale around day 80, but action seems to be going strong well past it. A lot of people don't like 1x because nothing happens most days. Not as much the case anymore as the time to build your initial army, is the largest time investment. I think they should add other fixes to this problem, and nerf the tent then, but in the meantime its pretty good.
Well i agree that an active server is much more fun but tents are so much more powerful for deffers than offers that they make it worse. Killing def is absolutely useless now and hammers still stay down for a very long time even with tents. Siege weapons are not healed and you have limited space, and even then you can only heal them in one tent. Not even talking about how cramped off villages already were before tents existed.