Damn that sucks. What about the game turned you off?
I think it's just too much going on graphically. There's a very "unreal" feel to the game graphically...though I know both Quake and UT started out the same...it's just I always thought Quake had its own identity. The word I thought of immediately was clutter. I felt very cluttered in the game.
What I noticed immediately was that it's very difficult to notice the items/weapons on the map...maybe it's just me, but I couldn't see a clear distinction of what each weapon was on the map, so majority of the time I was trying to figure out what the hell I picked up and where items spawned such as rockets and armor.
I may give it another try once it's out of early access and is officially released. I'm also not into the whole champions thing. I think they should at least take the approach the PUBG does and offer both a champions and classic quake matchmaking experience. PUBG has third person (which has an audience) and first person...both sides are satisfied.
It could very well be my own ignorance but I just didnt have that "feeling" I get when I play Quake Live. The game is probably good for what it's designed for but I just don't think I'll be spending much time with it unfortunately. Maybe feelings will change once it officially releases.