Both games require plenty of patience and strategy. I’ve played clash royale since the start of 2017. (With 4-5 months experience in 2016 as well.)
I’m the top arena. But if I had higher level troops or spent money on the game I’d be a lot higher.
Not many people play clash of clans anymore from that switch over to CR. But those who do may often rage from CR, that is why. Sometimes is not so fun.
Why do I play it? Because even though sometimes I rage over it, I can find my self getting to higher arenas or levels that make it seem worth it.