Quote from wallycaine »A good way to think of it is less "make people buy set boosters", and more "people are already going to be buying set boosters, so this helps get enough copies in circulation without absolutely flooding the market with them".
Well, sure, but I already don't understand the purpose of set boosters, regardless of The List's interaction with UB cards. My point is that you typically pull something like 6 List cards from a set booster box, and obviously there are tons of cards on the List so pulling a specific one is a low rate. Even if they adjust the drops (which is also kind of annoying if you want non-UB List cards), you're still unlikely to pull a ton. If the point is to make what would otherwise be limited cards more widely available, then this is the bare minimum.
That said, I (1) don't care one way or another if they make the variants widely available or not because the existence of mechanically unique UB cards doesn't bother me and (2) I agree that as far as the way releases are currently structured, I think putting the variants on the List makes the most sense right now.