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Historically, colorless cards are some of the most powerful spells in Magic. Making a colorless card too generically good often leads to boring and repetitive gameplay, because each player is allowed to play up to four copies of that card in their deck. We've seen this be true of one particular nuisance in the last few years.
This card wasn't banned because it was too good. In fact, if the exact same card was printed with the casting cost of "1R" or "1U," it would have been more than fine. However, because there were no color restrictions on it, virtually every deck in Standard could utilize Smuggler's Copter. All you needed was to play some creatures. And let me tell you, creatures are the name of the game when it comes to Standard.
Smuggler's Copter was the flagship vehicle for Kaladesh, giving us a taste of how we could expect vehicles to function. Not only did it hit hard for its paltry two mana cost, it could filter extra lands into spells, which is exactly the type of thing a creature-based deck wants to do. This is compounded by aggressive decks also wanting creatures with evasion, as well as some amount of protection from sweeper spells, like Fumigate.
But Smuggler's Copter isn't the only colorless card that has gone on to wreak havoc in its respective Standard format.