Please don't get me wrong, I think is clear enough that commanders are a very effective unit pointwise compared to other suits and Tau units.
My question is, there has been some tournaments in which pure commander spam could have brighted but I think this is not the case. The top tournament Tau lists I know had no more than 5 commanders (I would consider having <50% points in commander far from spam). So, are commander spams so so so powerfull indeed?
On the other hand, we also have for instance Daemon Princes being very effective point wise, they are also subject to be spammed (classical 8 or 9 DP lists), but even I do not know whether they are winning tournaments or not. I'd say they are not winning lists right now.
Spam could be bored, cheesy, frustrating and whatever you want, but does it means that DP spams or Commander spam is auto win or better than other cheasy spam or not spam lists out there? I would say not...
Raven and brimstone spams have been nerfed because they have been proved to be winning lists in tournaments. Assassines spam are winning lists also and probably will be nerfed somehow, but, are really Tau commander spam winning lists? From a strict competitive point of view, why should any Tau opponent complaint? would s/he complaint if you played breacher or pathfinder spam?
Again, I am assuming a very competitive aproach. Nobody plays tournaments to lose, I would say... So people complaining min-max should take into account that min-max is another tool for claiming victory, of course, cause it is a competition and not an exhibition nor a casual/funny/lore game. G. Workshop and tournaments organizers are the ones that should evaluate and tune rules to get a better competive experience. Players will try to win using the current set of rules (that includes point costs). RAW vs RAI (or GAW vs GAI
) is not an issue when one try to do the best s/he can to win. Furthermore, in a well designed game RAW should be 99% equal to RAI in order to minimize such kind of arguments.
Just my too cents.