Drafted Flare in Arena today (hunter was the best class offered) and was shocked to discover that the mage I faced got a copy with his Mana Bind secret! I understand that flare in a spell, but the text clearly states that it destroys secrets, Mana Bind is a secret right? The main point of Flare is to destroy secrets. It seems like that should resolve first. Just like Eater of Secrets and Mirror Image- the Eater destoys the secret before it can go off and copy the eater.
same thing with Counterspell - the secret triggers first, because you cast a spell
only Kezan Mystic and Eater of Secrets will absorb the secrets before they get triggered, because that's a battlecry effect and battlecries resolve before the minion is being "played", I mean before it goes on the board
though I would agree with you about the text inconsistency in the description of the card effects