Ok let me explain this to you a bit clearer.
We as a player base are not “dumb”. If you were insulting me, you are entitled to your opinion. I certainly understand your analysis and agree with it to a point. However, the exhibition is not the cause of the problem you are saying you want fixed. Because what you want changed, does not really effect who builds what build, it is a pointless change to something a large amount of the player base enjoys.
We are some of the most creative of game players, we chose a game about building, then fighting. Not Black Ops or whatever FotM. We like to share our builds, see what modifications others make etc.
I would purport rather that you lack comprehension.
Monkey SEE Monkey DO. Never forget this. Learn from success in others as well as failures.
The exhibition has nothing to do with build diversity represented in the game. Far from it.
If anything it gives new players ideas on how to build with what they have.
While I won’t insult you, I would postulate that perhaps a limiting factor to build diversity would be more along this:
“Edit for clarity: Monkey A starts playing”
Monkey A sees Monkey B kill Monkey C, D,E… thinks wow…
Monkey A then works weeks or months for Monkey B’s setup.
Monkey A sees Monkey X kill Monkey B over and over.
Monkey A then works weeks or months for Monkey X’s setup, but has to play Monkey B’s setup the whole time because that is what he or she has unlocked.
Monkey A gets Monkey B to play. Monkey A tells Monkey B “you need X then X then X” resulting in a carbon copy build. Then the previous begins.
Keep in mind, many players do not have premium. A single end game build (with the exceptions of parts from seasons) takes months. For some years.
Only players that have played a long time or players that have put massive amounts of money into the game (thank you for supporting the game so I can play!) can actually compete with diverse amounts of builds. You know, a built in limiting factor.
Would just any old build I can make work in Clan Wars? No. You must play a build that has weapons that are balanced comparatively. You will be facing other people that want to win just as much as you do.
But sure, think it’s the exhibition, in your tiny micro-chasm.