Ashiko is such a good card, I'm actually not using SoA so I wouldn't have to deal with him
"Play when you can enjoy the challenge of ELO, not when you just want your ELO score to go up."
What if you play for both?
Just run mono Jungo. Its simple and easy to use and is newbie-friendly. Troompah and Buba will give a lot of decks a headache except for counter decks