Always see the same teams. Wish I knew how to fix it, I used to love PVP. It does seem to me the special (i.e. Guardian) runes have only made things worse by making Def/life/DR even better.
I wonder if buffing damage pen would help? Then you have even more power creep which is already out of control. I also know the payout changes in PVP have hurt too by allowing more rewards to be stolen...hammer time I guess.
Just sad that my favorite part of the game has been reduced to my least favorite part now.