how are these better than ceremonious rejection or Abrade/by force? Except for the fact your cards would be good in Shop decks.
Edit: Granted, you didn't say they would be better, my mind immediately just compared cards for the shop match-up.
Oh I don't know if they would be better, but I think the design is interesting. Being able to counter for free on the draw against Shops if they cast more than one spell is great.