Since you can't see all replies at once I thought I'd start a discussion(argument?) over TomB's article "Utopia Lost". I am glad to see that someone has the same basic view on this situation that I do. I was looking at some PT results and like 68% of the decks were Rebel on Day 2. Does this say something? Gee let's see... could it be that rebels are the only thing that are actually almost playable in this pathetic excuse of an environment? No color even matches the power of Rebels in MBC.. I stated this over a month ago and now this proves me to be correct... for once. The constant slowing down and watering down of the game will not fix anything. It's sort of like they are trying to tighten a loose bolt in the game with a heavy mallet. While I am thinking about it... what about 7th edition? Is this going to be the savior of our game? If WotC expects anyone to buy 7th (unlike 6th) they should put these in it : 1. Dual lands with new art. Screw the reprint policy... the value won't go down. If anything the value of Beta BB duals will go up! 2. The basic red cards such as disintigrate, incinerate... what happened to red? What? Red? I thought Rebels were white? Who needs red? Lin Sivvi? Incinerate... Lin who? Cya. 3. Serra Angel... Sengir Vampire... (gee but they aren't rebels... I wany my rebels mommy!) I can go on and on.. but I don't think it will do any good. The basic point is make the damn game playable again for those that have been in it for a while (like me) and those that are new. If you were a scrub and you picked up a pack of 7th and pulled a shiny new Foil Bayou you would feel pretty damn good. Those of you that agree with me speak up... give us some ideas on what WotC would have to do to get you to buy packs again!! I am quite proud to say that I have not bought a pack of 6th, MM, or Nemesis. I picked up the handfull of singles that were actually useful and the rest can rot for all I care. A booster box? What's that... haven't opened one of those since Saga. packs?? huh?? Gee let's get a box of MM and open them... Mercadian lift... ? ... Tooth of Ramos... ?? ... Worry Beads... ??? ... bah... can I get a refund? Please?