This is just silliness
my 15 stars to his 12 stars, not a complete mismatch in terms of star count...
triple olding basically won me the game, just for kicks i didnt bother pilling the last round.
win with 12 pills remaining and an 8-2 life advantage
Bringing attention to olding? I dunno. It's only a problem in uneven or bad bonus matchups I find, e.g. the mentioned strong poison against less defensive abilities like dmg +2, as well in some star gaps.
Freaks really aren't a problem. You can say Bogdan being unbanned will cause problems, but Olga is still gone, and without her there's just not enough to make a good full deck. Montana on the other hand has Spiaghi, Mona, and Angelo, and Bangers still have Beeboy.