The great thing about Mienshao is that you can chuck it onto just about any team that needs a fighting type or quick check to something, and it can nearly always synergise with the team and is up there with Crobat in terms of how much momentum it gains. I agree with just about everyone that fake out is a terribad move on Mienshao, as not only is it outclassed and has little power, but it basically means the strategy is hitting something with a weak fake out and running away, leaving something else at the opponents mercy (which is exactly why Ambipom sucks). IMO HP ice is usually superior to stone edge, as it provides similiar coverage but allows you to breeze past physical walls.
Breaking in my new account after lurking for months. Use Honchkrow more, 'nuff said.