What's on the banned list? I can guess a few, but not all. I assume there's colored cards there as well as colorless. Why the the exception for Skullclamp? (I can probably guess, but still wanna know for sure.)
How does one typically build a control deck in this format?
How do you keep Green from being the worst color?
How's Timely Hordemate been?
What's the deal with Elixir of Immortality?
Rite has been in my cube for a long time (i.e. since it was printed) without ever showing up in gameplay. It's just hard to have a matchup where you can spend five mana for absolutely no immediate impact.
I'm also surprised to see Druid's Familiar go. There's certainly a lot of competition for green 4's, but that guy adds so much power to the table when cast.
Ongoing Investigation looks pretty bad, 7U spent to draw three cards? I think it's considerably worse than Coastal Piracy, which is itself seldom-used.