This deck is special to be honest.
Of course, as on older player, I am used to discard, counter magic and removal. Eternal formats are my formats of choice and prison archetypes are my passion (Mulfatto Workshop, Lands etc). I get bored when formats degenerate into creature smash fests. Usually what keeps players out of older formats aside from cost is the idea that the gameplay is too abrupt.
A bit special, but not the only time a deck like that popped up, and not even the worst. Back when standard was 7th Edition/Invasion/Planeshift/Apocalypse/Odyssey this is the deck I played:
It started out as a fairly standard mill deck with three Millstone. I refined until it went from three, to two, to one copy, and finally what you see above. Here was the win condition: mill my opponent to death one draw at a time. And it was amazingly effective. While it was standard legal, I only ever lost three matches.
1. My opponent got mana-screwed with his opening hand and ended up mulliganing down to one card out of frustration. Because I was playing first, I had to mulligan to no cards so I wouldn't draw on an empty library first. He ended up with better draws than me.
2. A new guy with a 78 card deck that was literally almost nothing but the contents of six random booster packs.
3. Someone with almost the exact same idea as me. After that, I sideboarded for not just W/G weenie decks, but my own as well.
Um, unless I'm blind, your list has 59 cards. Shouldn't it have ~61?