Seems like he will be outclassed in terms of broad-purpose trapping/revenging in Gen V (damn Shandera), but now he has a niche in trapping/revenging, and memento is a blessing :)
The problem with the sand strength bluff technique is that if it actually works, then people will get into the habit of checking if they can switch. This is unlike Bronzong with heatproof, because if you try to call their bluff you may end up wasting a turn earthquaking a levitating bronzong, whereas there is no drawback if you attempt to switch when dugtrio is in.
Some people are like slinkies. Not good for much, but when you push them down stairs it brings a smile to your face
Is it just me or does everyone playing shoddy secretly hate each other when they play? :P
And just for the record I like surskitz.