This will be a vent post.
I like the game of Hero Clix very much. It allows me to play any combination of characters that I want and can play out events and scenarios for fun. The operative words of those sentences are GAME and FUN. Playing a game against a person that strictly builds for the purpose of wining at at casual event saps the enjoyment from the room. Games are meat to be played for the enjoyment of the players involved. The past few events in my local area have been on the uber competitive side so I can see bringing the best of your best and when I get shut down in an event like that. But in an event where literally noting is at stake it really kinda rubs me the wrong way. And it seems like this is the new norm with the group that are showing up and this is causing the locals and regulars to have to build this way as well. I think that I will be taking a break from the game for a while, at least till the next set comes out.
Perhaps contact a few of the other people who feel the same way and play at someones house? I know exactly how you feel.