Pyroblasting faces feels good, even though it is somewhat cheap.Also, anyone who might spend some time watching popular videos might have seen the horrific Frostbolt plus 4 Ice Lance Arena combo. I think that's more painful to bear than a Pyroblast to the face.
Mages make up 20% of the class picked in Arena, but in reality you'll face them on average a lot more than 20% of the time, especially if you start winning games. The fact is, mages also have more "staying power", meaning a mage deck if built correctly with some luck are likely to go 7 wins or above, therefore facing on average a bigger number of opponents than the rest of the classes. I like to play Rogue in Arena (if Mage is not available), and noticed that usually if I win 3 or 4 games I start facing mages a lot more often than the rest of the classes.
This is a valid point. I spoke about this on the show but I have lately noticed a trend of getting to 8-10 wins without any losses, then facing 3 insane Mage decks in a row and losing all 3. These are the Mages that got the good drafts and they tend to bunch up at the high win totals.However, 20% is the actual number as the majority of people don't win a lot of games and get to this point.
Where is the next Angry Chicken episode? :/
I don't see it on hearthhead but you can find it on amove.tv http://amove.tv/news/2014/6/17/hack-the-dream
I honestly have more problems with rogues in arena than mages. I once beat a mage who had four flamestrikes and it felt wonderful. He was spamming me with threats so it was one of my most exciting wins in Hearthstone. After you win a few games, it is true though that you will see mostly mages, followed by rogues and shamans.