Aside from the occasional smurfs or people who aren't playing on a laptop trackpad, you won't likely get any competition with Pharah up until high plat/diamond. All the games I had issues with in gold were either bad maps for Pharah, d/cs or sloppy play from me.
I find the notion of countering for people in low gold pretty funny though. A guy started saying that the enemy Soldier was shredding me purely because I was Pharah and I died once to him, even if I killed him at least 3 more times before.
Man you guys just wanna stir up shit for your WWE story lines
The guy said before the set "Alex is the least of my concerns", "dead space character" to stress how confident he felt against him, then just when he's asked how he got rolled by Alex he starts saying stuff about SFV being a dumb game and Alex being braindead. He basically wrote the script himself.
Anyway despite Windalfr being nervous here and there it was an amazing set. It's so good to see high level Kolin and Alex in 2017.