This is something that has been accepted in MTG for years now, but the HS community is so viscous about any card that won't win tournaments. These cards are clearly printed for Johnnys.
I suspect this is due to the fact that the game is mostly focused on ladder play. Magic has a very large percentage of its players as what they call kitchen table magic players where the goal is to sit down and play with friends rather than compete. Hearthstone is designed in such a way that it kind of pushes for ladder play. There is the casual mode obviously, Tavern Brawl, and friendly duels but even with all of this, I have no idea how much of hearthstone appeals to casual play.