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Well they do have power in the sense that Wizards trusts them to manage the format. So they basically have the backing of WotC, which is only helped by Wizards admitting that they don't really have the time or resources to properly manage it. All in all, I don't think that this change will have as big an impact as everyone is making it sound. Much like removing the BaaC list, the legendary rule change, etc., there will be an uproar at first, and then after a while and seeing how the change actually affects games, people will settle in with the new rule or simply houserule to the old rules. I will miss having the option to tuck a general, but I'm sure I'll manage.
I suppose, but the idea that this may not be a big deal does not change the fact that this change makes no sense. Nor does it change that fact that their explanations are actually legitimately questionable. I admit, I was not a fan of the banned list rules change, but that was more of a cosmetic disagreement. This time my disagreement is more fundamental.