IMO, with someone elses post, pre-mades and playing with friends are 2 different things. I play with friends, but being a pre-made is totally different.
Void this true and it isn't...but on the whole I somewhat agree..but here is where it gets hairy...
Early on playing with a few friends ur advantage over an pug..is somewhat small..
But the more you play with those set of friends...the more history/experience u have with respect to their skills/play style..etc..i.e. at what point does playing with friends transend into playing with a premade..I'm not sure...but when I suspect if know/trust the other toon to play intelegently..ur becoming a borderline premade..(again there is nothing wrong with this....but creating a title suggsting premade vs not..would help a lot..and negate the fact that some of have to bitch about premades).
I can't wait until 1.2 wiht the random team assignments... that will help alot..of course picking ur demigod vs the other teams..will be iffy.