Alright, thats of course true.
I newer got a UW fort build in my first test game, because i ended it after discovering that there wasnt any highlands in the area.
Only mountains and caves.
And you do of course need to park them a bit longer. But i get your point. Perhaps they are an investment into breaking into UW.
Tried the new patch. Things look much more reasonable now. And will likely be further balanced by human opponents being able to pick out blunt weapons to hurt the rock pokemon.
Still not entirely certain how balanced the option of pokemon schooling a bunch of gravelers into stage 2 is though.
Its strong. Just hard to estimate how strong.
Or for that matter how effective the site creation spells are.