At the two LGS I play at there's a heavy Tron/Big Mana deck and Dredge meta hence the heavy amounts of hate for those strategies.
So far I've had a fair amount of success, typically dropping only 1 match a night. I really wanted to play with Bob again and he has been great at giving me consistent gas or forcing opponents to deal with him and not use their removal for something like Queller. Geist has been surprisingly good as well, giving me a super fast clock. I can usually clear the path for him with removal and counterspells and he's really quite hard to get rid of.
Collective Brutality is another one of my fave Magic cards, I love anything with lots of versatility. It does so much and works very well with Souls, clearing low toughness creatures, snagging removal or important spells or helping me do my best Bolt Snap Bolt impression (I've actually won a game going Brutality Snap Brutality).
Anyway I'll keep playing this and report when I can, I may tinker with the counterspells a bit and might cut the clique for a 3rd Queller. I'm interested to see how your higher top end of Gearhulk goes and am intrigued by Merfolk Trickster, how well has it been performing for you?