Quote from BaconoftheArkMy question for you, Bob is how much ramp is too much ramp?
Lets say you run 7 mana rocks, 3 mana doublers with 38 lands. That's already 48 card slots dedicated to mana.
Don't you think that's too much?
Quote from Massive MarcIs Kokusho in the same ball park ? No. Kokusho doesn't provide resources except for life
TL/DR the banned list is arbitrary, insufficient to stop broken plays or unfun decks/games
While banning 100 cards may not stop the problem, it will put a huge dent in the spike philosophy.