*Enters-The-Battlefield effects are incredibly strong.*Synergy trumps Goodstuff™.*No-one cares that your Obliterate looks great in foil; it still sucks to play against.
Once people got used to what my deck did, it wasn’t long before I was sitting on a pile of splashy bombs that I wasn’t playing, because no-one would let Intet get into the red zone anymore. I had reduced myself to an awesome deck that never did anything. It was time to move on to something that worked in conjunction with the deck it was a part of, and didn’t need to attack unblocked to be effective.
I was back to square one, with no deck and a frustratingly vague target somewhere between my two failed attempts. I thought I had a feel for an incredibly fun and interesting casual format, and the rug was pulled out from underneath me twice.