The drops are wierd too ... played a match yesterday, and 2 items were given... both to members of the losing team, no one on the winning team got anything.
I am pretty sure it was just wierd random luck, but I do hope Valve hasnt added a extra chance for the losing team to gain stuff as that would only encourage farmers to lose matches to get items.
Do they really need to tell everyone so and so got xy item, you got zilch nada zip ?
I am also a bit concerned that players will be less interested in playing dota and more interested in the item trade game, so just mess around in dota and wait for the lottory at the end of the match.
... on the plus side it does encourage players to remain till the match ends , after all you lose a chance to nab an item.
Sometimes keeping an eye on your stats is not a good thing
Some things are painfully obvious, others must be made obvious... painfully