Duel to obtain points and fill up your Duel Meter. You will earn points whether you win or lose the duel, but surrendering will not give you any points. The Duel Meter resets every day at 18:00 (GMT+0). If your Duel Meter was not completely filled up, the portion of the meter that was filled up will be converted to Gold. Fill it all the way up to receive the cumulative rewards and the daily rewards!
When a Defense Position monster you control is targeted for an attack: Change that Defense Position monster to face-up Attack Position. Then, if the attacking monster is destroyed by that battle and sent to the Graveyard: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's original ATK in the Graveyard.
Not everything in this game has to be about being the BEST! When is the last time you ever built a deck just for fun, not for stomping everyone else with the most op cards. It's nice to win and see you decks succeed, yes. But I'd rather have fun with a game instead of playing with the same stale decks duel after duel. Swift Gaia is a fun card with some fun combos, quit whining free is free.
To be fair though, some OP cards are only that because they open up more possible deck-types to explore like 'Gamushara' in a kickfire deck...
Superheadlong Rush also changed the meta further away from pure beatdown decks which helps!