Quote from Catherine Cook »Quote from Hawk7915 »EDIT: Honestly Black Lotus is probably less scary and format-warping in a theoretical "everything goes EDH" world; at least lotus is a bad topdeck if your hand is empty and a multiplayer environment could cause the player who turn 1 casts their commander or Necropotence to get archenemied to death, and you have to run slightly more obscure cards to break it in half (Auriok Salvagers, for instance).
That is one REALLY bold claim, although I do see your point.
I mean, Black Lotus is still probably a snap include in all EDH decks even with the risk of drawing it turn 10 and having it be a do-nothing. It just replaces a land in deckbuilding. It would be a disgusting, disgusting card and should never ever be unbanned. I just don't think it's as easy to utterly break as Recall or especially Time Walk, and it is only marginally more powerful in a vacuum than Mana Crypt in this format.