Quote from daviusminimus »@ Emzed - I have recently started to question the usefulness of Cobra, because there are scenarios where he's not that good (it dies to a 1-mana removal spell, or you dont have a 3rd land)... but, I REALLY REALLY REALLY hate the argument of "the 2/1 isn't that good". If you drop cobra, you replace it with a 0/1 with exalted. That's not any better.
There's plenty of arguments against Cobra, but the body isn't 1 of them!
I think the best part about cobra is it plays well with oath of nissa, whether you are short a rallier, a fetch land, or the cobra on early turns you can find what you need and attempt to do some broken things on t3.
Most people are looking for consistency, in which case storm takes the cake for combo decks and counters company takes the cake for creature combo. We are just explosive with multiple angle of attack. Storm IMO is better at both of these things, but should probably get taken down a notch with a nerf. We are far more resilient and better at generating value when the combo isnt online than counters company while they offer more consistency.