It's an issue, yeah. I personally see GHEIST, Rescue, and Montana more often than I should. And yes, we all hate it as much as you do.
GHEIST/Gheist battles are the most boring battles (or GHEIST/Roots, for that matter). I like having an unstable ability, and figuring out how to deal with the opponents'. Nightmare and Piranas? Just as bad.
Hugo/Manip isn't that good. If you guessed their pattern, you win, if you don't you lose. It turns the game into a "coin flip" style game. New players benefit more from them because they are more "forgiving". You can mis-pill and that turns out to be the unexpected winning move very often.
I dont know, its all part of the game. i use Nightmare and sarkohm at the moment and its going well. although its tough playing against GHEIST, its always a good challenge, and often the same cards come up. no clan is unbeatable you just have to prepare your deck to face anyone and have a game plan in place. try mixing some SoA SoB of your own to beat Ghiest, Roots, Nightmare or Piranas. most decks are capable. i just get a little frustrated when i have sarkohm with -8 att min 3 against an Uppers deck with -10 attack, min 3.
You gotta be kidding me Master, Heroes and all Imperators... Am a newbie alright... And I see alot of Rescue dope with their +3 support , like WTF!!! How can u counter this stuff???
I found it cool playing with Nightmares, poison n stuff, then Freaks but hell. It may be fun, but LOSING ain't fun.
So what happened? I naturally turned to GHEIST... Voilà. End of story.
And sooner or later imma turn Rescue myself. And throw those RED CROSS UGLY BOXES! LOL....