These planeswalkers are a great design because they're made to benefit decks, not be built around. We've been forced to look at "ults" as game-winning or game-changing forever, and when they're just really good and fit into a creature curve, it takes a bit to wrap our brains around them, I think.
Also, never forget the "outrage" sparked by activists who have nothing better to do with their lives than complaining about Garruk beating up a woman in a combat to the death.
And yet 2 years later (the time frame in which they could change things) they had a whole core set featuring him and well as him planned for Dominaria.
Also during M14 we had mono-green Garruk for the core set and people got upset since they thought he was cured of his curse off screen and did't pick up on it being a version of Garruk from the past.
Reminding people of that kerfuffle is more of a meme than a serious argument. My serious argument about why we are not seeing Garruk was right above that.
They could bring it back as monogreen for a core set, but at this point they already have Vivien to flesh out and Garruk as a black green would overlap too much with Vraska at this point.
If RG can have 4 walkers who all care about creatures, (maybe 5 since Samut speed stuff dose need creatures), Chandra and Jaya both being mono-red pyromancers, Vraska and Garruk can both exists as GB. I'd say Garruk is more creature based then Vraska and while both make creatures Garruk is all about big fattie tramplers and Vraska is more of the assassin which tend to be smaller.
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True, that's why I wrote that at the moment they are leaving a spot for big creature maker green walkers vacant and monogreen Garruk would fit there perfectly.
For a golgari one, the two versions they made made 1/1 deathouchers and 3/3 deathtouchers (this more in line with old Garruk). Apex predator destroyed creatures (Vraska has this covered already), while interestingly enough, the 2-faced one went for a mix of evolutionary leap and survival of the fittest and a very golgary themed beat-down ultimate.
Thinking about it, a new golgari Garruk that toys with big creature tokens, creature recycle and such would be a nice space to explore.