Haven't read the thread, sorry. Thanks for creating it though - now I can move here from "Official Spectator Bug Thread" ^_^
So, my biggest concern with Directed Camera seems to be that it does not "look ahead, so that it doesn't miss any action" as Phreak stated in patch preview.
Up to the point where it missed a kill on bot, while showing me farmfest on top. And that's without any of my intervention.
Another weird thing was when it was switching from a lane to a jungler right when the fight on that lane was starting - I could see MF's Q flying towards Graves while the camera was sliding away to show Lee killing wraiths.
I personally don't like pause being on P - I'd rather have it on spacebar, but I suppose it's just a matter of taste.
Double-clicking on a certain champion to lock camera on him works fine. But after I move my mouse to the edge of the screen to look around, it changes to Directed Camera (and not locked-to-that-champion, as I would like it to).
And lastly, I cannot be sure, but it feels like Directed Camera may fail to capture chases (when a champion is constantly moving away from his enemy team, while being not far from and/or visible to the enemies). Would be nice if you could double-check it.
Oh, one more thing. In one of the game I've watched there were two fights going on at the same time for quite a while (20sec?). DC showed me a bigger one), and then I decided to rewind and watch another. But the camera was constantly snapping to the bigger one, and it was quite annoying.
So I suggest that if you hit space after, say, a second (or even less) after the camera begins snapping to another "interesting place", then camera understands that you only want to see what you are looking at right now. At least for some time.
Oh, and one more! I'm a bit disappointed that featured games almost always show games 10-15 minutes into the game. Unfortunately, I'm very interested in the early few levels and laning, but have no way to watch them. Can we have at least one of the games featuring laning phase please?
Apart from that - spectator mode is great! Thanks a lot!!
P.s. Just logged into client and it didn't show any featured games. Relogged - and they were there. Feels buggy. Not sure where to the logs and whether you need them at all