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Of course, I can already see how this is going to play out: Maro will answer a comment on Blogatog responding to one of the vocal minority detractors answering that the frames received positive response from the majority of players
Mark Rosewater actually polled people on Social Media and the response was overwhelmingly negative. The main reaction was praise to Wizards for doing something different but criticism for how the Invocations looked nothing like Magic cards.
MTG social media is biased towards heavily enfranchised players. And keep in mind a voluntary polling system will always bias extreme responses as people are more motivated to go out and say them.
We also haven't gotten them in person, and from videos posted by WotC people it looks like they look better in person.
As an example of that, going by his social media interactions, MaRo rated Meld as being "very well received" and "much beloved" on his Tumblr. Researching for his Innistrad/SoI Storm Scale article, he found out that it wasn't as well liked as social media had lead him to believe, and rated it as "Unpopular."
Social Media is all too often just an echo chamber of people with similar views. Basing any kind of factual evaluation on it alone is a recipe for disaster.
Link to MaRo post saying as much