Yeah, I don't know much about Adren not gonna lie, I only knew his name because of his past stuff in NA but I wouldn't have imagined he would come to coach a top 2 world team after Zews's departure. Good for them if he fits in the system and brings them something else, he seems rather discrete when Liquid is playing but only a fool would assume you need to scream like a madman at each and every kills of your player's kills to make for a good coach.
The thing is, everyone knew that Stewie had a more dynamic/explosive style than Taco when the trade was made yet it seemed that nobody believed (or at least it was a huge question mark) that it was what Liquid needed in order to achieve greater results and put an end to that second place legacy they had created. Maybe people didn't look further than the simple 'role to role' switch many teams do, but at the time it was not easy to see Stewie fitting in a system which already consisted of Twistzz and NAF acting as superstars with the occasional Elige and nitro charming in if required and being constant and solid rocks rest of the time.
The switch probably looked even weirder because two-three months before and after the trade was made, Stewie hit an all-time low in term of performance. It's not like he played amazingly either last few tournaments but there was clearly an improvement and you feel like he was put in the role which he loves, aggressive, gettings these entry frags and doing stupid shit which only him can make it work. Doubtful Stewie will ever find his old form back but unlike in Cloud 9, he doesn't need to be the superstar player in Liquid for them to win big tournaments and get the number one in the ranking. Obviously, it helps when Elgie is playing like an absolute madman.
As for NiP, I am pretty much in the same boat as you. Don't know, don't really care. I will continue to show a particular affection to this team for all the amazing memories they brought me but I don't expect anything special from them in the upcoming years. I just want Get_Right to win a big tournament and retire, that's about it.