I haven't played Minecraft in a year or so because it seemed the updates were becoming rare and usually didn't seem worth trying out beyond watching a Youtube about it and dipping my toe into creative to look at new things. I would say what changed my mind was most of the features of the 1.11 updates. They're geared towards aspects of the game I use.
Flying with rockets, HELL YEAH
Voodoo invincibility, HELL YEAH
The other stuff, pretty neat, adds more character to it