Quote from Monk of ReasonWhy not Urban evolution? Draw 3 and ramp? Seems legit in a deck based on mana. It also helps with the major fundamental flaw in most ramp decks and thats when you ramp like crazy and then have nothing in your hand to ramp into. Primeval Titan back a few years ago worked because he WAS the ramp spell and the threat. Also he could fetch your second attacker because it was a land. Nothing of the sort exists now so we need extra draw in a ramp deck.
You make a good point. In testing, I found that I was needing 2 more draw effects (in addition to Prime Speaker), and Fathom Mage wasn't cutting it.