Is this that pushed? The modes are nice, but neither is that aggressively costed.
Judge it from the standpoint of standard, modern, and legacy. Modern and Legacy are sorta defined by overpowered cards and synergies, where as vintage is basically defined by mistakes in design. 99% of the creatures we see printed are not even worth consideration in vintage, and this is better than those by a large margin. It does not mean it crosses the threshold for vintage, but it does not mean that it is not knowingly and overtly pushed to sell packs.
The standard baseline for blue 3cmc flyers in for recent years have been Cloud Elemental and Wind Drake.
I find that to be an intellectually dishonest assessment, you know damn well in literally every format of magic if the player were faced with pick this or cloud elemental they would pick this, hands down.
As for its viability in vintage, the main deckable instant speed, searchable by survival bounce spell that is not totally card disadvantage is a big enough deal that I'm sure this will see some play.
In standard, there is a deck that is basically just instant speed everything running wilderness reclamation that would happily run 4 of these in a heart beat, and in Modern I suspect a Faeries deck may rise out of this set where this would be very well positioned..
Nexus of fate was the wincon for that list, but not the engine. Being able to double your effective mana and play your turn and your opponents turn really was. That deck can easily still exist between Frilled Mystic, Nightpack ambusher, and this.
That being said, I stand by this card representing what a modern day intentionally pushed card looks like.