As the headline says, this thread is meant to be the focal discussion point. In other threads a few cards were already mentioned, the most prominent being Zodiac Dragon.
To me this topic is quite interesting. Wordings often look like chosen at random if you look at cards pre 1995 but the creators obviously had an intention how the card should work. Nowadays it's probably impossible to reach the original creators, so we are left with what the current WotC interpretation is.
What bugs me about that is that it is just inconsistent. I also don't understand where to draw the line. Let's look at All Hallows Eve for example. The card was originally printed as a Sorcery, which didn't make sense at the time. So the card was given an errata and Wotc was actually able to fix it with the next printing - Italian Legends. Then, Time Spiral (the set) came around and suddenly putting counters on a sorcery to get its effect later didn't look that dumb anymore. In the same vein All Hallows Eve got an errata to make it work like quasi Suspend. There are a few thing that I don't get about this, like why is it a sorcery now if it even was supposed to be an enchantment? The most recent printing of the card even says it is an enchantment and I would argue that there are more copies of Italian Legends floating around than English ones.
But wait, the inconsistencies just started. There are a couple of cards in Legends that were so obviously wrong that they got spelled out errata in Italian Legends. Like Relic Bind - I still think this card was a developers joke to end their EDH rounds faster (I would bet money on that the designers of Legends tested in a way similar to EDH/ Commander - so many flashy cards, so much that gives all players an advantage, the World Enchantment theme... so many things - can't just be coincidence), but then it got reprinted with errata in Italian Legends and finally in 4th Edition. I guess the argument not reverting it back to its original functionality would be that a 2nd Vaultkey is not what the format or people in general need? Also, at which point do you revert cards to original functionality or don't?
I'm sure there is more that I didn't catch. I was actually mostly wondering what happened to All Hallows Eve and saw they already changed it in 2006.
Discuss and have fun but keep it civil