Playing any ranked playlist (other than FFA) solo was also a chore. It's really no different now.
[EDIT] I want to preface this by saying that I feel your pain in the solo queue. I also think that a ban after the very first 'offence' is a little harsh - because of the potential for D/C.
Actually - that's not true. It is different now.
Before, you would still find people in 3's that were good, and likely to win. From the sounds of it, once things started going sour, people like you quit.
People like you leave the rest of your team out to dry.
Now, there is a difference. People like you who quit and leave their team out to dry, instead of actually trying to overcome some challenge and adversity, face a ban.
I'd say life's pretty good.
Play something less sweaty if you are queueing solo, or use the LFG function and get a group of your very own!
The ONLY sympathy I have is for the legitimate D/C getting counted as a quit, and potentially 'ranking up' the quit ban length.
But this doesn't seem to be the case here.
Oh and also lack of additional playlists. Now that the Composer is here, there probably
could stand to be 2-3 more ranked playlists, but time will tell.
You've stated, blatantly, that when you face a team that is better than you, you quit.
Again, sounds like the quit ban is doing exactly what it is supposed to.