As the owner of 4 Mishra ‘s Workshop, I do believe we are looking at the eventual restriction of Workshops. This is not me saying I believe it should or shouldn’t be restricted. I have not studied the data like some people here or currently as strongly opinionated as I used to be for Shops. I just feel that’s the path we are going down in. If I’m right, I hope it’s sooner than later to get it over with.
I just wonder if they keep hitting shop pieces, is a Shops deck just going to end up looking like a blue deck with a bunch of 1 ofs. Either way is fine with me. Either you have a bunch of shop pieces restricted, or remove most of them from being restricted (within reason) and restrict shops.
It think it will have a lot more one ofs, but it will never reach the level that blue has. The mana base will compensate with a bunch of 4 ofs. Wastelands and Tomb are not going anywhere, and I would think the deck would go more heavily on redundancy at the 2 drop level with 4x ravager, ballista, etc. Basically workshops will only run singletons where it has to because of the restricted list.