It's probably a circle... or twisted thing of some sort.
SoA < SoB, Skeelz
Manips < SoB
SoB roughly equal to non-manips, slight disadvantage to SoB (Non-manips generally have good abilities)
Non-manips, Skeelz < Manips
Manips, non-manips < SoA
SoB < Skeelz
after that it just comes down to number of clans, there are a lot of manip clans (Bangers, All Stars, Sakrohm, etc.), so you'll see less play of the non-manip clans (Jungo, FPC, Junta, etc.), then to counter that you'll see a lot of SoA, even though there are only two SoA clans. To deal with SoA people either use Skeelz or SoB..since Skeelz is vulnerable to manip clans, you see SoB more used than Skeelz
The way i see things is a few parts.
First is Attack Manip
Mono Rescue vs Montana
Sakrohm vs Junkz/Sentinels
Ulu Watu/Bangers vs All Stars
Nightmare/Piranas vs Anything really reliant on bonus
Ghiest/Roots vs Anything really reliant on Ability
Skeelz vs SOA/SOB
Pussycats vs La Junta/ Fang Pi Clang
Jungo vs Freaks
That covers basically everything.
Which in Elo doesn't matter. You have to be able to guess what your opponent will do and be able to block them. Yes, if you keep getting SOA'd, switch to something more bonus oriented.
If you're facing a ton of Skeelz and you use SOA or SOB, switch to some Attack Manip.
I like a combination of atk manipulation and sob/soa. try using Montana with GHEIST, or when Oshitsune is unbanned use Nightmare. Montana make a very decent 12* half deck, so you've got plenty of room for ur Toro/Leviatonn/kenny/Glorg/etc. these are some good decks you could run that would make it pretty far in ELO:
http://www.urban-rivals.com/presets/?id_preset=1143778 -- Montana/Nightmare (you can put kenny in here if you like, i dont use him because i prefer the power manipulation of Oshitsune and the fact that Glorg is a full-stopper)
http://www.urban-rivals.com/presets/?id_preset=382511 -- Montana/GHEIST (good deck is good)