Sorry I'm at a complete loss as how you came to any of those conclusions from my response. I never said I wanted an answer to everything. I never said I refuse to build a deck with the cards necessary to answer the strong cards of the meta. I think if you're honest with yourself, you know your response was a little "dickish." I'm cool with that. I deserved it I was also a bit dickish in my previous response.
I think what we are all circling at this point is that there is one particular clan that is simply better suited to handle a meta game that currently favors PD. Several people that play that clan are extremely dimissive to others when it's pointed out that their clan is clearly at an advantage. Those people just tend to disagree and hand out generic "LTP" comments.
I have no problems with one clan being the top dog. It helps give us a clearly defined meta and makes for some pretty easy games when I know I can load up a deck built to counter that clan and have a good shot at winning. So when other players that don't play that clan are looking to improve and they get a response teeling them to use cards from the clan that is the top dog, It somewhat puts out this vibe of "if you're not playing clan x then you're not good."
Did you actually say that? No, but I'm pretty sure we all know the current issues that a lot of people have with this game go beyond PD.
On topic I've never said PD was broken or that dueling was broken. Only that PD being a duel is poor card design because the attempt to balance the effect of PD with the duel as the "cost" is way out of proportion
This is likely what the design team had in mind. However the reality is that these "costs" are essentially irrelevant. Going into a duel, the best strategy is to remove the honor dial from the equation, won the duel and get the effect. The problem here is that design failed to anticipate how easy it would be for players to remove the honor dial's impact on PD. If you load up on a duelist with a printed ability you are investing more fate up front and you opponent has knowledge in advance that the duel is coming. Oh you want to send that 7 military Niten Master with Duelist Training.....ok well at least I know what I'm up against.
PD is hidden. The up front investment is non-existent because you are naturally playing a good states character. Not all the clans are equally equipped to put out characters with strong political stats. And only one clan is equipped with the tools to mitigate the honor loss from not defending poorly and putting yourself into a conflict where PD can wreck you.