It is not old TT. Yup, I said it.
No more minion kiting to 55 minutes.
I can 3 man push last tower now when the enemy is down a player.
Taking inhibs is actually helpful to you instead of the enemy.
Vilemaw likes to dance with meh.
My friends will actually play it with me now.
All in all, I am much happier with the way things turned out. Well done Riot, well done.
I think a lot of the upcoming changes I have planned will address the issues that the older TT players have with the new map. Some of them are small, some of them are big. I'll discuss them as work on them progresses and things start to pan out.
And yes, 1.71 will have altars unlock at 3 min, reduce the gold bonus, and do several other numbers tweaks. The capture gold bonus is still there though. I'm currently evaluating whether it's injecting too much gold into the game.