Actually the last post there has someone disliking the S/S as well - if that was the only one I had i would be disappointed in this pet, but the H/S at lvl 25 rare has been a great battler.
I used Crush, Hawkeye and Blackout Kick straight up with very good success with my H/S
I partner the H/S Qiraji with a S/S Mech Pandaren Dragonling (Breath, Decoy, Bombing Run) and H/S DMR Huge, Sharp Teeth, Dodge, Burrow
thnx for the other thread link btw
I was asked why I felt S/S wasn't very efficient for me and in the discussion it was pointed out that out of the 5 matches I tried, 3 opponents used speed reduction pets which is very interesting and would definitely alter my perception of this breed, so I will hold off on discounting this breed for now until I get more of a feel for the various combos.
so it seems the S/S is rendered very weak if going up against a speed hindering opponent thus further supporting my opinion that S/S is not ideal - I would value any arguments or valid reasons I have not considered regarding this so please feel free to contradict me