Quote from tronix »its been long enough to where twins passing is just another historical event for the format. its only worthwhile to refer to it as such, but that doesnt mean there isnt anything to be gained by discussing it. its qualities, the environment it dominated in, why it was popular, why it was unpopular, etc. we can juxtapose these things to the current state of affairs for more insight.
i do agree with aazadan though that the difference between the amount of twin and pod talk is telling. id chalk that up to a relatively small number of active posters here, and a high percentage of them (including myself) happened to be twin players. meaning we are more willing and able to provide input on the subject. unfortunately that presents an ever skewed conversation that mimics a couple of old geezers reminiscing about the glory days of old.
I played Pod, close to all of the different versions (be it Kiki-Pod (loved the deck), Angle Pod, Melira Pod, value Pod and so on) and I would never advocate an unban of the card given the current Metagame. I "know" (know in sense of: I played the deck a lot, played against it a lot, have experience so I make an educated guess) that Pod would break the meta apart, again. Hence, I do not "lobby" for a Pod unban, cause why should I if I feel, that Pod wouldn't be healthy for the metagame?
I got personally hit by a lot of bans, be it GSZ, Second Sunrise, Pod, DTT/TC, Seething Song (rip Increasing Vengeance Ritual Gifts), DRS and GGT. Did I play the "broken" incranation of the card? Only in the case of TC and Second Sunrise (GSZ = Counter Cat, Pod mainly Kiki Pod (but when I wanted to win a tournament), DTT Scapeshift, Seething Song = Ritual Gifts, DRS = BUG Midrange and GGT in Zombieloam). Am I sad, that I can no longer play those decks at all basically? Yes, but ***** happens to say it this way.
Would I advocate for an unban for any of those cards? Not on the current powerlevel, not with the decisions Wizard has taken in the past and also, not with the current approach to Modern.
PS: Fun fact: So far I have a 100% hit rate on the unbanned cards, aka what influence they will have on the format ^^