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@Brass-Man Pardon... you are right and that was really simplistic so let me rephrase what I said. Saying it was know was.... well just wrong because who really knows. When Flash was restricted, what I heard a lot of (and this is another problem... that any one person only ever hears a small sliver of the overall discussion) from folks on both sides of the discussion, people who couldn't stand Flash and people really enthused about playing it, both seemed to agree that the deck wasn't "good". By which they meant it wasn't a "tier one deck", a parlance that got thrown around in those days. That it couldn't hang with top decks in tourneys? In fact, in hindsight I'm not really sure what that meant. I suppose in the parlance of modern logic, it meant that I wouldn't go plus winning percent against the field.
The reason that I remember tending to hear, was just that people hated the idea of Flash. That when it went off, it happened so soon in the game... something like that. My recolection that the accepted reasoning was not that Flash was over powered, but that it as perverse. In the same way that I run across people occasionally arguing that Dredge need restriction, and as I talk to them, it becomes clear to me that they just don't like playing against Dredge. That is my recollection of Flash.
But maybe I'm totally wrong. If you say so, then that makes me think I might be. I appreciate that you try to stay neutral on here. That's probably good in the long run I guess, but many times I wish you were less neutral. If that happens at my expense, especially if I put my foot in my mouth. Ok. Certainly don't worry about it when it comes to me. Provoking the opinions of people like you is a big part of why I post on here (so friggin much).
I don't understand what you mean in your last sentence about the attention of Wizards being a net negative. Can you explain?
To everyone else, the best way to settle this... (by best I mean to follow wizard's operative definition of the word, in which it is synonymous with "most fun") The most fun way to settle this is clearly just to play match games, in which each player just "unrestricts" one card and builds a deck around it to examine it's broken-ness. I'd be happy to take Windfall against Yawg Will. Heck, I'd be happy to take anything really. Channel and Balance would be great!, but I'm also sure they are totally busted.