Anyone who thinks IW's balance is in a bad state right now has clearly not played during older metas where everything was far more overpowered or toxic. This game is more skill based than any digital card game right now regardless of whatever deck happens to be viable right now.
Well...seeing how i'm from before rise, I kinda know how it was.
The meta was bad back then, but the game was still fun. Decks were more overpowered than toxic; well...besides dod, god I hated dod.
The game is still very skill based, but some decks take that equation out, in addition we'll be slowly drifting further and further away from that over time.
Let's take Hunted dragon as an example, argueably one of the most skillbased decks out there.
It's not even close to being meta these days. Heck, Bionic pally is the closest thing to it and you just blitzkrieg through removal.
What is meta right now, is tinkercide. Tinkercide of all things.
On top of that you have decks that don't even try to be competitive, but who's sole purpose is to get your opponent to rage quit. ex. Mill
we never had that in old IW, the closest thing was dod, and yeah that was toxic af because it felt like the game wasn't going anywhere. everything else required atleast some skill to play effectively.