^ Opinions I disagree with.
It's realistic. Wood can't really cut wood IRL, so why would it in the game? Turns out we solved all these problems a long, long, long time ago.
It's called tying sticks and rocks together! XD Romans did it for their mining right up until their fall, because metal was too expensive but rocks were everywhere. Smashy smashy rock, hit it with de rock!
It just requires the player to think logically, rather than linearly. And adding a few minutes of playtime to minecraft is hardly a sin.
I'm also amazed anyone would complain about startoff this late in the mod's development. It's only been like that for what, 4 years?