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Wizards: Let's print Opt to throw blue players a bone so they can run a suite of 8 decent cantrips
Players: Wizards hates blue
Wizards: Let's print this cool Phoenix thing that synergizes with cantrips, and multiple iterations of strong fliers that synergize with cantrips
Players: Wizards keeps crapping on blue by not unbanning preordain
Wizards: OK, that didn't work, let's print a new pushed delver-esque creature that synergizes with cantrips
Players: SALTED EARTH SALTED EARTH
I didn't even get into spell queller or teferi or any of the other cool things wizards has been doing for blue (printing new cards to synergize with the cantrips you have, especially).
If what you mean is Wizards has a cautious take toward 1 mana blue draw spells justifiably since Serum Visions (which is unplayable in legacy) is the second most played card in Modern with Opt at #6, then yes, they do.
Preordain is a significant upgrade over opt. It's not about whether it compares to serum visions, since people would run both.
TL;DR The blue persecution complex seriously has got to end After jace, with Serum visions and Snapcaster in the top 1 and 2 spots in their categories, it's time to just let it go.
Quote from cfusionpm » given their salt-the-earth policy on blue card draw.