My opinions towards hats are still the same before they were released. They are unnecessary clutter, heroes who already have headgear look ugly with hats (like double halo lance), they dont fit into the vainglory universe, and of course the obvious cashgrab. Here is a link to a post i made before hats were added. I upgraded my device so there isnt any freezes anymore, not sure if it hats affected the lower end devices but my other 4 points are still the same.
SEMC is adding more hats next update and will probably add more and more hats. This is following the exact path that happened to talents. People didnt want them to be added, people didnt like them after they were added, yet more and more will be added and it will be too late for them to be removed by then. And SEMC wont change it because it isnt the main focus of the game.
There probably wont be a hide hats option, nobody cares about hats, yet hats and hat material chests will be forced into our faces in more and more deals, events, battle pass and any other way that SEMC can think of.
The “community” (reddit) seems to brush off any small changes in the wrong direction, saying “oh stop complaining” or “it barely does anything you wont get affected”, but these things add up. Sure, the average player has little reason to care about these stuff, they only affect the image of SEMC and not the players. But when you are a veteran who wants Vainglory to grow and be successful, this is so sad alexa play despacito 3.