Don't things like Stony Silence and Knight of Reliquary and Mayor of Averbrook all give good advantage vs MUD as well tho? If your splashing green that is. Not to mention abrupt Decay, swords to plow, path to exile, assassin's trophy, fragmentize, and nature's claim all out the board or maindeck?
They do (except for Abrupt Decay/Assassin's Trophy as they're too slow), and believe me I've tried all of that and much more. I've had builds that brought in 15 cards against Shops post-board, and games 2 and 3 are still not favorable. I've played 4 Serenity and 4 Seeds of Innocence post-board and games 2 and 3 are still not favorable.
The Shops matchup was much better when Lodestone Golem was unrestricted.
Anyway, we're probably getting a bit off topic here, so perhaps we should save this discussion for another thread?