Whoa. I'm not sure if it's awesome, or really sad that this thread was necro'd not once, not twice, but four
times (!) -- three of which occured specifically after
Rudolf explicitly asked that people not
revive old threads. That's...depressingly impressive. -_-
As rezzahan says, flavor doesn't hold any power over the rules of the game, no matter how much you want it to. The rules expressly define what destruction is and is not. A creature with 0 toughness is not
destroyed (again, by the game's definition), and that's the end of it.
Oh, and let's throw this in again: please don't revive old threads! I feel like someone's going to rebel against it yet again and necro this within the next year or two; count on it!