Seeing as Vintage has always been a very "blue" format (for a variety of reasons), isn't it safe to assume that a large percentage of decks in top 8s will be always be blue? If X% of top decks in the format are always going to be blue, and these decks are always going to be playing the current "best" draw spell, would it also be safe to assume that whatever that draw spell is will appear in pretty close to X% of top deck lists as well? If they restrict gush, won't players just move to whatever the next draw spell is and then that card will be the next "problem"? This is just my line of thinking on the subject.
Personally, I don't know if the format has ever been this diverse and, quite frankly, interesting to play. Somewhat off topic, but when was the last time we had a brand new deck like Eldrazi show up? Dredge I guess? Yes, gush does show up in a lot of blue decks, but even these "gush" decks are diverse and different in many ways. Not all blue decks are the same, even if most of them run the same draw spell. I love this format right now and happy to be playing it. I'm glad they didn't make any restrictions.
Remember RandomMiser from BD? Came across this a while back, and thought you might find it amusing. ICT in action:
@Islandswamp Great article! I agree, I don't want more restrictions. I think the format is great right now as it is.
Granted, I only play paper magic. One of the (many) reasons I don't play on MODO is because people tend to gravitate towards the same 1-2 decks. I don't feel like this happens as much in paper magic. Anyone have any input on this?