I might be a little on the odd side, but I prefer doing random BGs over all. I don't want (and often can't) put up with the organizational stuff a premade or PvP guild entrails, nor the chitter chatter. (I've had my fair share of that in the past.)
I have seen topics about CC pop up a few times with blue responses, and all they talk about is arenas and, with somewhat less importance, rated BGs. They deem CC to be just fine in those. I wouldn't know, since those are not for me. In random BGs however, if the enemies team's class composition is decently diverse (it usually is), I find myself in a cycle of stun->fear->spell lock->stun->graveyard annoyingly often. I do have my trinket, I use it (on cooldown), but it just won't do anything the 3 times I died with it on CD, and quite frankly: With that many ways of brainlessly locking you down, that do not share diminishing returns, even if I CAN use it, it will let me shove in that one insta heal so that I won't die right away, and some (often futile) attempt of making way.
Yes, I do play a healer, and I certainly am spotted by the enemy teams as such. Therefore I certainly am a primary target for CC, which is perfectly okay. But in a random BG this has a caveat: "My friends", that try to get the heat off of me, are non-existent. It's random, people don't care or even notice in most cases.
Which would be fine, I know what I am getting myself into. Yet encountering groups, where say 10 toons run up to the flag you defend with a reasonable amount of others of my team left over from the fight for taking it, and all they basically have to do is "chain mass fear my ass off", followed by a nice couple of blowbacks, some AE silences thrown in, garnished with some stuns, leaving you barely able to use 2-3 instant spells in like 20-30sec feels rather broken to me.
Notice, that I am not talking about premade groups or sub-gropus coordinating these CC steam rolls - it's random people pushing their CC equally randomly timed. One might be inclined to say: Yeah, that's skill. They know how to use their CC. I would answer: No, not much skill knowing how to push a button three times in a row, and have mechanics sort out for you, that it causes maximum pain.
I'd just LOVE to see PvP Resilience reduce CC durations. And that's from a Druid, who can put CC to good use at times as well. I'd be more than willing to let go of large parts of it, if it means I can actively take part in more fights longer.
I've given the decision to talk about it here some good time, because I wanted to make as sure as possible, that it really wasn't just bad luck with my or the enemy teams, or just a matter of perception. But even after quite a long time, randomly stringed CC still feels way too powerful, while taking virtually no skill or coordination to accomplish in a very result-defining way. I'd really like to hear some other's opinions. But please keep it related to RANDOM BGs. Everything that has coordinated teams is not the topic of this posting. (And I also DO enjoy playing most of the time, I do not want to rage quit and have a bottle of whine. It just is something that bothers me, a lot, and I just want to see if this is a general issue, or just me.)
Thanks for your time,