@desolutionist Why is preordain bad here? Isn't there something to be said for setting up your draws, especially in a deck that runs a mix of a lot of mana, defense, and pay off spells? Would you play Ponder as a 4 of if it were legal? Prior to the Ponder ban, there were UB non gush storm decks running the full set of Ponders.
I don't play Preordain or Ponder. Just use the mulligan to set up your hand. There are a lot of 5 card hands that are better than a 7 w/ Ponder. Turn 1 Ponder just isn't impressive and doesn't do enough against any deck. Dredge? Shops? Combo? Outcome? I don't want turn 1 Ponder against any of those.