for me, while it recognizes the awesomeness that is salamence, at the same time, it means that I can't use it in normal wifi battles!
It's awesome, all right. But those stall-loving elitists in Smogon just wanted that monster to stop terrorizing their "perfect" teams.
Why does anyone even listen to smogon anyway? Hell I might even help bring Grumpig into the OU tier by the time I'm done with them.
Because they're the only ones who bothered to set up an organized, detailed metagame. They have a monopoly in that business, so really, they're the only ones to listen to.
Bulbagarden tiers, anyone?