fwiw, I don't disagree with you yee. Sand is completely different from Drizzle/Drought (hence why this thread should be focused on how to deal with those 2), but I do want to mention my issue in my post isn't about using sand - it's using it for the sake of having it because you feel you can't do anything about weather other than using it. Hippowdon and Tyranitar are great additions to teams but if you're resigning to losing if you don't have them, then that's a problem. Sand does have it's downsides as well (self-infliction of damage) that this thread can be useful for people looking to avoid weather altogether for that reason.
I think you know that you still need be able to deal with weather outside of Tyranitar/Hippowdon helping to keep things in check so I think you understand what I'm saying here. Your post is pretty much the goal of this thread and I agree that the pressure of Dragon-types can pretty much take down the most efficient weather teams just because they inherently lack outs to them quickly. Thanks for posting about sand though because I had wanted to make a note that using it isn't bad at all, but this thread is about how to deal with weather without resorting to just throwing sand on and hoping it sticks (new guys: it probably won't).