@vaughnbros In the reasoning business, we call what you just did, authority bias. Also, when someone allows themselves enough leeway to casually claim that the format has three viable archetypes, then nitpicks someone else's viewpoint by focusing on whether or not they conformed to a strict definition of the word "statistical" (and forbidding them from using a word?... I'm still wrapping my head around that one)... we call that hypocrisy... in the biz... as it were. (If you think misusing a single word is annoying, just imagine what the above scenario looks like to someone in communication/natural language...)
If you don't like Steve's argument, then address his argument. (It very well might be wrong.) The subtext of your last post is that you understand statistical computation. Stipulated. Leave your resume in the drawer man. I agree he can be peevishly tactical in his own arguments sometimes, but address the larger ideas, please, I beg you. I swear I'll never use the word statistics again.
For the record. I think the Metagame is great right now. I love it... but of course the finals of my last tourney was a split between two unviable Landstill decks... (which I of course never meant to imply was significant or meaningful in any way... oh no... I've been bad... I have to go wash my mouth out with soap now...)