This is not about me trying to make something to either just have fun or to actually win. People seriously need to stop referring to that every time they answer to one of my opinions. Just because I am mentioning something entirely different, doesn't mean you have to assume that I am not taking winning as seriously as you do. That is just straight out hypocrisy.
Anyway, I agree on the rest. Surely you need to learn from those that understand the game and surely you can't just barge in and start doing random stuff. Reinventing the wheel might take time, but starting from scratch sometimes, might work better for some people. Despite the understanding of how the game works, the whole "reinventing the wheel" was mentioned as a means to an end. That end being the fact that you want to play the game with the same-old stuff that have been played over and over again just because those "experienced technicians" say they are good.
Maybe all those technicians have been making the numbers that they have been using as proof for how well their decks work in the first place. If some guy made a really good deck and everyone followed him, then at the next tournament, most decks would look like his, thus making that deck look successful cuz there was bound to be one that would beat the others. Whoever played that best, would come victorious (hence why we have certain people winning with those decks, because it's not just about having a good deck, but also piloting it well).
So using the numbers that you made yourself in the first place in order to prove something successful is something I find weird and annoying even. That's why I said that maybe reinventing the wheel might be a good option.
Playing and building sideways do not start from a field of ignorance. Just because they aren't listening to the so-called masterminds of creating decks, doesn't mean they start from ignorance. Maybe we have to shake our heads and figure out the solution ourselves. If you want to net-deck, go ahead. It's not wrong, it's basically helping you understand the game better. Maybe you don't have time to deckbuild yourself, that's totally understandable. But don't come to me saying that built something entirely new and innovative when you are using the same old tricks.
Netdecking doesn't mean also blindly follow whatever you are told. You learn from it and then you move and do your own thing. Unless you want to blindly follow the pack and do the same thing. I personally find that boring and unintersting. BUT I ALSO WANT TO WIN. Just to clarify before I get attacked about that again.
I am pretty sure I am honest enough about my goals and the tools I use in order to make those happen are all around me. I am just probably more open to them than you are since you see more "high chance of winning with" cards.
In the end of the day, this article is not for everyone. I didn't expect everyone to understand, I am not here to change that either. I am here to discuss it and bring some awareness to the matter. I am here to just open a discussion about how else the game could possibly be played. Possibly being the key word here.