I have recently listened to the Eternal Glory podcast and they do an excellent breakdown of the various control decks in the legacy format. https://www.theeternalglorypodcast.com/ep-47-dissecting-control/
This breakdown has me thinking about how Vintage has shifted over the last 3 years. Xerox was the premier control deck and I do not think that is the case anymore. The primary control deck would be the Vintage Super friends deck that did well at champs over the last 2yrs.
Based on the breakdown of the meta at the moment, the Bant creature deck is a top contender for the best control deck at this time. Dredge also occupied the control deck slot for a little bit about 2 years ago.
I do not consider BUG to be a control deck, it is a tempo deck and there could be discussion about that but it plays like a tempo deck at the moment.
The control arch-type in Vintage feels really shallow right now. Why do we have fewer control options right now? The control arch-type in Legacy and Modern is starting to grow. Do we need more control in Vintage to balance out the the format?
People tend to think of Combo in Vintage or extremely efficient artifact decks. Have Breach and Doomsday gotten too streamlined for control? These decks almost look like control decks but they are just very good combo decks.
Dredge has been struggling as a pillar of Vintage lately. If there were more control decks to battle BUG and Shops would Dredge be more viable?
The Leaving a legacy podcast had a point that highlights a related issue, the challenges attract pretty much the same people. Could the MTGO results be giving us a skewed look at Vintage? Are there more control decks in the format, and we just do not see them in the challenges?