The battles haven't been fast, but I've smashed every single player I've come across. You're right OP, the secrets really seem to throw people off since they haven't really been seen since the Molten Giant days (forever ago in TCG terms, right?).
My only issue is this has all been in unranked, where people are playing around with control just to get away from all the hunters and warlocks (and I've been seeing a lot of Priests, so obviously Counterspell is just eating them alive). I'm not sure how I'm going to beat all the rush decks once I head into ranked, though. I'd like to echo Lub and ask how you deal with all the aggro decks, Chris? It takes a bit to get the tokens rolling with the Violet Teacher, and Flamestrike is late game. I'm kind of at a loss as to how I'm not going to be losing by turn 5. Obviously it's working for you, so can you tell me where I'm going wrong in my thinking?
Thanks for sharing this, by the way, tons of fun!