I appreciate the replies folks, thanks. I have been doing a little reflection, and while I am still not a fan of the kind of Rush I have encountered in this game I am becoming more aware that the style of deck I like to play is not very good against Rush.
To improve my experience, I aim to do two things:
1) Build an anti-Rush deck. This will give me the tools to deal with them better, and have a better understanding of how to deal with them going forward.
2) Play a few Rush decks. Know thy enemy, right? If I play Rush I will discover how others defend themselves against them, as well as gain better insight into their weaknesses.
So again, while I really hope Rush does not get out of hand, I recognize that I still have a lot to learn to combat Rush. If anyone has any recommendations, please shoot them my way.