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I think the main thing is that the class was set up to allow for more variety in the spell effects you're putting out by allowing more spells, but folks on this forum are more interested in dealing damage. Nothing wrong with that, but I do think some of that is primed by both the P1 magus and by eldritch archer. The playtest magus is a way to try broadening that formula a bit, but hits the action economy wall.
I'm really struggling to understand why you thought people would cast anything other than attack spells with Spell Strike. If you cast a save spell with Spell Strike, you're running the risk of losing your spell, and in exchange you get no benefit except some piddly little extra 1/20 chance of a crit.
If you're casting a save spell, what incentive is there to spell strike when you could just cast the spell directly for immediate benefit, with no need to worry about moving into melee or striking? And if there's no incentive to spell strike, why are you even playing a magus, and not a Wizard? That incentive to use Spell Strike only exists with attack spells, and so the Magus playtesters are using attack spells.