Your right SDSakuragi, but u miss one thing... what ur discribing, is already part of the game.
Some guys are talking to each other and then getting into a match. Most of the time the objective is pretty clear: "I want to test my XY deck..." or "I need to test my deck vs a XY deck"
Thats pretty close to my tcg-night experiences from the mid to the late 90s. And sure, there was a small talk about banning some specific cards out of a deck or banning whole game mechanics, because it was no fun or u were missing the counter cards. And hell, it worked! Pretty easy, if you have only 10 available opponents in the room, u cant risk to mess it up with everybody. So it was kept friendly, and everybody took care of each other that it is a pleasant night. The other option, everyone is driving home again and the entrance-fee (well, was used for free coke and chips and something like that) was for nothing!
Well, now its not part of the game, to take care of each other. Its like: My fun is above everything! And my fun starts with creating a winning-deck which is played by tons of other players, but thats what im doing. Im a copycat, and i will dominate u! Cool... never happend back then! And if u auto-concede my copycat deck, ur doomed to be a coward or even less than that... u have stolen my fun! Where is my fun!!!11eleven...
Auto-Conceeding is maybe the best answer to all those copycats. Create ur own decks, play them at the best u can and try to improve them in ur own style. And im sure, u get less auto-conceedes. Its not friendly, but copying decks just for the purpose of winning, isnt friendly as well!
One part of the small meta is, that too many ppl enyoing to play decks, they have put 10 minutes work in. Google them, copying and saving! Why wasting time for someone, who didnt waste any time for his deck? Right - its the other point of view! Its sometimes annoying, to play 10 games with 10 different persons, but at the end, u have only played 2 or 3 types of decks. BioSol, HermitWPBuff (dont know what u call this deck these days) and Oblivion/SiphonstructureRecycle30MinuteTimeWasteCrapDeck. Cool... very creative folks out there.
As i said before... there are 2 ppl playing, and both have a right to have fun. And if someone hates insta-conceedes, he wont feel better with a small "hey, i dont like ur deck... excuse me and bye" Thats even more offending... i think.
A little disclaimer: Not everyting in my post is 100% my opinion. But in some points, its close to what i think about those few decks im always stumbling in... creativity sometimes zero, but claiming all the fun!
Can u imagine, that it would be fun for ur opponent, if u play something new and refreshing?
Dont know, 3 new replies meanwhile... just saying! =)