But therein lies the rub. Having any expectation to be successful as a solo player is not the correct mindset to have since you are not controlling the randomness that is PuGGing.. You never know what card you are going to be dealt, you have to live with the fact that someone has a full house and you got a pair of 2s(in recruit).. I build my "PuG success" on how we faired...
I totally agree and you just explained why I love puging and don't group up. What you left out is its not completely random, the random pug is almost always getting matched up to the non random premade. Using your analogy I'm playing with the random hand I'm dealt against somebody who got to pick and choose his hand from the deck.
I want to go into a game that is 100% random where my outcome is determined by my own skill and ability to come together with others. That is perfect if the opposition is playing by the same rules; my randomness vs their randomness means the skill becomes the deciding factor. But usually the pug is matched against a team using a third party program to give themselve an unfair aadvantage over my team. Now me and my teams skill and accomplishments are moot.
My question is why are premade players so against split queues?
We're not suggesting taking away your ability to play with your friends or guild. We're just suggesting that you be matched up against people that have the same advantage you have. Why do you see that as something to oppose?