I know it's hard to adapt to certain changes sometimes. But why do so many people hate the plants? I think they're a good addition to the game.
The healing plant imo supports junglers that have a hard time clearing, or mid-/toplaner that have a poor laning phase.
The vision plant is the best one imo, as it can deny a gank from your enemy jungler, or you need to check if the enemy is at baron/dragon, but you don't want to risk to get caught out when placing a ward.
I played 3 games in this new patch and the explosive plant saved my life once.
Of course, you have to adapt to the changes and how the plants can benefit you. There is no point in hating all the changes if you don't try to get used to them.
Besides, the plants seem to have quite the fair cd.