I was saying that this was a saddest Spawning Bed but admittedly having the artifact subtype make it much more appealing for artifact-matter cards in all formats. Very weird to see artifact lands are not taboo anymore.
Affinity as people remember it will never come back. The only playable Modern card with Affinity on it is Thought Monitor. Affinity has basically changed to a Hardened Scales deck these days as it's just a more resilient and quicker deck.
I'm really not sure this land will see the light of day in Modern either. These decks need lands that can produce colour since the banning of Mox Opal especially, this isn't helping there, and just makes you even more vulnerable to hate.
All these artifact lands printed recently just makes it even weird the original coloured artifact lands are still banned in Modern.
All the current legal artifact lands make colored mana tapped or colorless untapped. It's too strong to have both apparently.
It really isn't though. Decks wouldn't even be able to fit many in, given most artifact decks are hard pressed for slots between Urza's Saga, Inkmoth Nexus, Spire of Industry, Glimmervoid. They are banned from sins of nearly 20 years ago, they would be fine today and only see marginal play. The other thing is the hate for artifact decks also dictates you can't just run all artifact lands anyway as otherwise you're too cold to Stony Silence.
Tbh part of me thinks WOTC just don't care because they aren't the sort of cards that will sell packs anyway, so there's no real profit to be made from unbanning them anyway.