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Maybe I'm crazy, but I have to say, I'm excited about Modern again.
I don't know that that means that I'm going to love Modern once things get hammered out, but I'm pumped about how the matches I've been playing have been working out, regardless of whether or not I've been winning or losing.
And I have had some massive losing streaks in there.
If you're not sure why I'm excited about Modern, I'll sum it up for you in just a few cards:
It doesn't take much of a change for a format to wildly shift. We've seen this be true in Standard, more than once, and it is certainly true in a format as big as even Modern is.
In the new world, Fatal Push feels like the card that really is going to be having the biggest effect on the format; when I think about decks like Grixis Control, especially builds that feel very thought out, like GerryT's or Corey Burkhart's (with Fatal Push added in), I see a deck that is well-suited to taking on a controlling role versus a huge number of decks. In the face of Grixis Control, a deck like Burn used to be a frightening problem. Now, even with just a few copies of Fatal Push, the hyper-aggressive decks take a big hit, leaving only the decks with massive go-over-the-top effects in the mix.
With that thought in mind, I took my old Mardu Planeswalkers list, changed its focus from Eldrazi to Grixis, and brainstormed a more pure B/R build. So, since my list was completely untested, of course I went 5-0.