So it's mostly towards the ones who say "it's the only way to play."
I mean I can understand that. I remember I quit playing TCG Games due to other players trying to tell me how to play the deck I built.
In Pokemon TCG I had made a pikachu deck for giggles it had 8 pikachu and 8 Raichu, I would say that and make people ask how.
I believe so. Have you ever been on the board when smogon announces things like bans? Everyone gets angry except the ones who had trouble countering the problem to begin with lol.
I will say I go to smogon and use their move sets a lot, but I suck at building mine own right now :p
Their only bans on pokemon that weren't banned by Gamefreak to being with though were Excadrill and Blaziken for 5th gen and Salamence and Garchomp for 4th gen. And they really are uncounterable in the right hands. People should read the test threads to get how people have experienced it, yes even the experienced players who used them themselves will agree with the ban. They have stuff like suspect rounds