Originally Posted by JDragon
Popular deck =/= brainless. Brainless is less decision making - aka being able to draw your whole deck and play 3-4 elements with no problems whatsoever every game.
And because the game was more balanced.
Brainless is definitely not playing an OTK (especially one like Brady's); if anything, it takes more skill and thought to use an OTK like that than it does a curve to Gaara O9K and spam jutsu!! Freedori was worse.
Your logic is so whacked out. There were at least two times as many competitive decks NOW in recent meta(s) than there were back then during the time periods of O9K and freedori. Stop trying to justify the game's integrity back then - it had none.