If people are now playing Loam even more its because its a good card. Not because "LSV played it".
The whole premise of your thread here "Thanks to LSV" seems incredibly flawed to me. Its not "Thanks to LSV". Its a good card / combination of cards existed in magic that happen to be a great counter to Containment Priest.
This is so obtuse. Why? It doesn’t matter! It doesn’t matter who came up with it! It doesn’t matter why people are doing it, only that they are. You’re totally misdiagnosing the premise! It doesn’t have anything to do with who developed the idea, merely that LSV contributed to its current increase in popularity and that this uptick makes Priest pretty unreliable.
Now, that being said- as you’ve mentioned this package has existed for years. Lots and lots of years. It’s been a good answer to Priest and Jailor for a long time. Why didn’t tons of people do it already? Because they hadn’t seen it. Now, more people seem to be doing it. Because they’ve seen it. Where did they see it? Chances are on the VSL stream, from LSV’s team. So, yeah, in conclusion: Thanks to LSV. Or something. Would it help if I give you credit instead? If I edit the thread to say “thanks to Vaughnbros”?