I think there is a general presumption from people that a person who rushes is somehow skill-less.
The beef people have with rushing is that it's a technique which so simple and effective that a completely bad player can win against a good player. When DarrickS went over to the darkside he actually taught a 12-13 years old to rush. Before that he was a very mediocre player in ranked. After 2-3 days of training he managed to steamroll most of his opponents and reach League A.
In other terms, rushing imbalances the game in the sense that the result doesn't reflect the actual skill of the players.
Of course rushes are something you can counter and hence an extremely risky tactic, but as a matter of fact being able to counter both air- and land- rushes while at the same time keeping a wide array of possible strategies is something quite delicate and complicated to master (I'm using severe understatements here).
I disagree. A person who rushes deploys a different set of skills from someone who doesn't. People who like to play a long tactical macro-management style game are very good at playing a game based around control and position.
A person who rushes is very good at individual unit control and crisis management.
No again, you're talking about a very small subset of the rusher population.
A few people know how to rush and do that smartly, I guess the name of bentguru comes immediately to mind.
But consider that even him did stand at the brink of disaster against Tschorchiboy, which was rather the blind rusher kind.
As a final scolding remark consider this, you are one of the top 66 players in the world. Even if helicopters are imbalanced and anti-air units are poor (which they are) you're generally expected to overcome it.
That's a very offhand and inconsiderate remark if I might say, and quite easy to say when standing on the sidelines. Some of the very best players in the world are already out because of rushing in this WC and that doesn't mean they have suddenly become awful at playing overnight. You can't reasonably expect everyone to systematically be prepared for all kind of rushes all the times, or you're going to end up with a full scale turtling event, the only thing even worse than rushing in my humble opinion.
OP did lose his match and it's definitely his bad, but let's not rub his nose in it on top of that.
He's one of the top 66 in the tournament. Him being in the top 66 overall.... not really
Let's not be naive and believe this WC actually reflects faithfully people's level and skill. Me included (and foremost if I might say).