Sorry for the necro, but rather this than a completely new topic to vent a bit.
As for the OP, I run Tempo Rogue, so the most I can heal is +3 twice if I get lucky and pull both my Farseers. That's it. I also won't know who I will be playing against, so sadly I can't swap to an aggro deck as soon as I see a mage.
But, the point is not that. It's not even that I lose games. I understand that I am nowhere near to be a pro player, I understand that Tempo Rogue nowadays can't go far on the Ladder and I also understand that I can't win every single game.
I don't mind losing if it's because I made one or more obvious mistakes, if the opponent outplayed me or even if the opponent had a little bit more luck than I did. What really infuriates me though is that I lose 9 games out of 10 against Freeze mages and there is nothing I can do about it. I wouldn't mind it if it would be because they play so well, but it's always the same way: I maintain board control and most of the time I have card advantage. I eliminate Alex without issues. I take out the Ice Blocks/Barriers. I have lethal next turn. Then, the turn I die to the silly Pyroblast always finds my end of the board with 3 minions, at least 1 Taunt. I can't help but feel cheated. I feel like I fought well, I have a stable position, but then the Problast just goes through everything and secures an undeserved win for the opponent.
Yes, I know direct damage spells ignore Taunts, and yes I know that every class has direct damage spells. I think it's a design flaw though that direct damage spells can ignore Taunts. They shouldn't. I shouldn't be able to use Deadly Poison on my blades, then double Eviscerate to the face for 4 mana, causing 8 damage to the opponent, who is sitting behind three Taunts. I feel cheap. Of course I will do it for the win, but it just doesn't feel right.
In addition, this "flaw" is the one that makes the "Deal X damage to the enemy hero" cards even more useless. If direct damage could not ignore Taunts, these other cards could still net you the win.
That's how I feel.
Edited by Aidames on 9/22/2014 3:05 PM PDT