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If you ask most people who play Standard what their take on the format is, you'll find a lot of people view it in fairly unexcited terms. Their experiences cannot be denied: there are only a very few decks that are at all reasonable to play:
- Mardu Vehicles or Mardu Ballista
- Four-Color Saheeli
- In distant third place, some variety of B/G
This gets compared a lot to the prior format, where there were basically only two real decks that most people took seriously, B/G Delirium and W/U Flash (with a distant third place occupied by, in my opinion, Mardu Vehicles).
While the bans that took away the previous metagame had a lot of people up in arms – especially the ban of Reflector Mage, a ban I still support – one thing is certainly the case about current Standard: people might not be pleased with the narrowness of the metagame, but again and again, people exclaim about how great it is to play specific games of Magic in this metagame.
Personally, this moment reminds me a lot of Caw-Blade Standard. At that moment in time, I was doing the bulk of the commentating for StarCityGames.com®, in what then was called the Open Series (now the SCG Tour®), and I watched a ton of Caw-Blade on Caw-Blade Magic. You'd get used to decks like these doing well:
Each particular build would have very small differences from each other, but while it was absolutely true that the deck had a strangehold on the metagame, hot damn were the games great to play. Personally, I also loved watching them, but more importantly, the games that came out of that format were wildly skill-testing. Understanding one's role was such a critical part of these games, but since they were in mirror matches, it was important to understand one's role in that specific moment. And while the Caw-Blade moment of Magic was wildly dominating, there did exist alternatives that were powerful.
Current Standard is much like this, and it also includes alternatives.
If you're looking for control in Standard, it exists. Dynavolt Tower-based control decks are a viable force in the current Standard.