I know that its only the pre-season right now but I think its pretty clear that the flex queue will become the new normal game type. I don't know if this is a good thing though...
The normal draft was a good place to practice new champions and mechanics in a real game scenario, usually meaning that the player didn't play to their skill standard, but this would not impact their rank as well as others. Now, with the normal draft gone, people will do that in the flex queue meaning that many people will see them as trolling or not bothering to play properly.
I know that this is only my view and many people will disagree with this, but I do believe this is a small problem for players who take this game 'seriously'. I think a normal draft that has no influence on elo or rank would benefit the community a great lot.
What do you guys think?