The last time I thought a control deck was good was a brief period where Dragonlord Ojutai and Silumgar's Scorn were available. I don't have an irrational hate of control (although I'm certainly more midrange-leaning these days), but there haven't been many points in the recent years where control was actually the best deck.
Everything is different now.
Not only do we have Teferi, Hero of Dominaria as one of the best cards in Standard, but we also have Deafening Clarion, which is necessary to fight Selesnya Tokens. Having something that cleans up the random value dorks is nice because otherwise you couldn't keep up with decks like Golgari. Ritual of Soot is another option (which would push you toward Esper), but that leads to your deck having too many four-drops, which is unacceptable.