Thou shalt not have others of the same Legendary or Planeswalker before me Thou shalt not frame images with the modern card face Thou shalt not change rules in vain Remember the Reserved List to keep it holy Honor thy Slivers and the symmetry of their abilities Thou shalt not kill mana burn Thou shalt not sacrifice depth for accessibility Thou shalt not steal combat damage from the stack Thou shalt tell a story through thy cards Thou shalt not covet anything that is Ravnica's
Self exile is the worst crap they did and keep doing.
It destroys Johnny dreams before they even get a chance.
Terrible, every time they do that stunt its unnecessary and only makes cards terrible that dont need to be made intentionally worse.
If someone pulls an infinite loop, great, give them a nice handshake and keep going, especially formats like EDH are full of that crap anyway, so this doesnt do anything.
Lorewise, yawgmoth's physical form on the inner sphere of phyrexia was the entire sphere, so everything is yawgmoth, and in this part of the story he was an entire arena and crowd to watch urza duel gerrard, so noah bradley's art clearly takes cues and elements from the inquest version of yawgmoth- the head, ribcage, arms- and unfolds those arms to 'become' the arena. Its really neat.
I thought they figured out how to avoid the self exile on this type of effect with Seasons Past and Ever After, why are we back to this self-exile on mundane spells again? They know players don't like it, and it's not a problematic effect like extra turns.