It seems to be a pretty simple explanation to me. Jedi have the ability to run 3 or more copies of most of their mains, YYSY and Rahn's guidance to tutor for those mains. People struggle with and complain about the spider because it is almost always accompanied by a main. First turn spider with no main isn't something anyone is scared of, so to me the creature set is more of a distraction than anything else in this whole discussion(i.e. Jedi would be no worse off if the set didn't exist).
Give Sith the ability to run 3 or more of some of their mains, and cards to tutor them out in addition, and no one would be complaining about the matchup feeling draw dependent for the DS. To which many would say, "Then no one would play any of the other factions!" Maybe, but mains and toys decks will always be a thing in a SW card game because people like playing with the characters they like from the franchise. Making those characters and decks good isn't a bad thing. It would just be nice from an OP standpoint if the other factions were given strategies/mechanics that were on a similar level (I'm looking at you, capture).
I personally enjoy the LS where it's at and would much rather see the DS brought up to a similar level than to see existing cards get nerfed. The less RNG-y/top-decky the game is the better IMO.
Yes, yes , Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
We are in 99% alignment - except with the "No worse off if it didn't exist"
The spider is a distraction which allows you to bomb objectives...only compounded with tactics stripping jubbas and double striking mains (size matters not). Its the best support set in the game, hands down.
Even the spider alone, while not as scary, is a GREAT defender vs Ties and great for getting unopposed/tactics people on the force because most people dont want to risk their 2 hp dudes w/ no tactics against a 5 hp spider w/ recursion.
I don't want LS nerfed, I want DS to get answers. I just fear with people throwing out things like "game is fine and balanced, 40/60 splits no problem here!" really flies in the face of the consistency of running up against a first turn yoda/spider nearly every game with everything going downhill from there..
Capture is SOOOO overcosted right now =/ Its a weanie destory...which they would fix that.