@matori Many 'dumb' things happen in Vintage compared to other formats. It's filled with the most busted mistakes in the history of the game.
@DBatterskull @JACO thanks to both of you for taking time out of your lives to articulate the opposite position.
My problem with all the bleeding over shops, and golem in particular is the % of having
Shop -> Mox -> Golem is the same Orchard -> Mox -> Oath ... which from the perpective of the dude wanting to cast creatures or play magic might be 10x the blowout as a 5/3 sphere.
I also have just as good a chance (assuming I'm powered) of going Mox -> Land -> STP/Bolt/Dismember/Porceline Legionnaire/Nature's Claim/Snuff Out.
Of course you need to have those cards in your deck and not be staring at a hand of Misstep, Fluster, Pyroblast, Gush, Scalding Tarn, Dack, Preordain.
It's like these guys feel like they have the right to beat everything game one? They are totally unwilling to play real removal or budge an inch against the blue on the stack circle jerk.
2 Summers ago I was getting my groin struck by BUG decks whilst playing shops at Gencon. So much so I switched to Dega for the second event because the matchup was so abysmal.
Mentor gets printed and the lemmings abandon ship and right click save deck for the new hotness. Is BUG 100% vs. everything? Certainly not but if playing vs. shops wounds your soul so deeply you'd think these guys would give it a try? Shops and storm are so overwhelming but not one person in VSL put a Thalia, Qasali Pridemage, Gaddock Teeg or an Ethersworn Canonist on the stack in SEVEN seasons. Let that sink in.
"But I Lose to x, Y,Z!!!!!!!!" is a sign of having some choice and balance. This is what makes for a healthy format.