Precisely.Honestly that argument is massively flawed, given that you assume Lippy players will draw all of their gold cards they shuffle back, which is uncommon, in fact Lippy is often used in Round 3, so the only reused card is Cerys (redrawing more than 1 Gold after Lippy maybe happens once every 20-50 games).
The dreaded marketing scenario where Lippy players "always play their best cards twice" is actually most rare.
It goes down 90% just as Inkognito described. To be able to pull that out, the SK player needs to Lippy R2, then risk bricking some of the Maidens with the R3 draw. Sure, it is usually still worth it, but the most Lippy plays happen in early R3 followed up by an Oneiro Cerys.
Yup, pretty much this. This and the bloody excellent synergy between these cards (like Snowdrop).The issue is that with such a strong short Round 3 the deck can get as aggressive as it can get (and actually has to) without fearing to burn out before Round 3, given that a Lippy + Cerys (for 40+ points) in a 3-4 card Round 3 is pretty much unwinable for the opponent.