It’s not that I hate X, exactly. The inspiration for the post was that the only question I got wrong on the Cascade Games rules test had to do with X, and I actually knew the right answer but then second guessed myself after reading the cards. So I was hoping someone would have an explanation that would explain why X changes in a way that would make more intuitive sense to me, so I’d be less likely to second guess myself on this in the future. But if that’s not to be, well, it’s hardly the only ruling I personally find a bit unintuitive. I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it.
I am glad to hear that efforts to avoid X are made.
I’m still curious about ignored X, but I admit it’s probably not going to come up very often; Brute-Force-Hack or Bribery with The Shadow Net was the only example I could dredge up, and no one plays any of those cards much at the moment.