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Also, this got merged with a 3-year-old thread?
The general philosophy of this board is to keep discussions contained into a single thread, so people don't have to read 10 page discussions in 4 or more previous threads. Age, in these situations, does not matter.
On to the rest of your post...
I just want to keep the setting light and fun, you know? I think wishes would bring some sort of impulsiveness to the game that can certainly be healthy if you don't take it too seriously. I think intentions are very important here. I want to play a wish to bring something to the table that no one expects; not even me when I put the card in my deck (that's not to say I wouldn't know what I'm looking for at the time). I hope that makes sense.
I think most can understand where you're coming from, with wanting to inject new fun stuffs into the format. But I feel that the biggest downside to wishes would be Greed...you want all the things, but you can't find the place to put them in your deck. BUT YOU WANT ALL THE THINGS! It feels like it flies in the face of those who also wanted all the things, but made compromises, alternatives, and outright had to say, "Can't do it".
Intentions are indeed important...yours as well as anyone else's. While yours do sound noble, it would be far too easy for someone else to make it completely IGnoble in one manner or another. I am aware that the same could be said of anything in the format(indeed, the game), but some of those ignoble aspects are still expected(hosing mono-color decks with Iona for one).
Forgive me if I'm completely off track, but am I correct in assuming that one of your agendas(if you will) is that you want to play a wacky card in a completely off track deck because you don't have the cards to play a wacky deck with that card? No judgement, because I understand the struggle, but that's what your last post seems to indicate is one aspect.