Yeah understand that, but it's not like you should not showcase the other lists, or even just that exotic one.
You go even further and present a list that didn't make the top8. This is super nice aswell, but there's literally no downside in including the Painter list.
A thought on the challenge review. You seem to pick always the same decks more or less.
While it makes sense, when the tops don't differ from one another, it would be interesting to highlight the unusual among those, like the Painter deck this week, or the Breach Oath deck, when it first appeared.
I think these lists would be much more interesting to look at instead of the standardized lists that change one or two cards at most every week.
Anyway, thanks for managing a vintage column!
I really wanted to like The Irishman, but boy it did make it hard for me..
Other than that, I loved Once upon a time in Hollywood, and an honorable mention goes to detective pikachu. While not an outstanding movie in itself, it took me back to my younger years before I even knew Magic.
Also, 1917! I love me some good warmovies.
And while technically not from 2019, I saw Thr Green Book just a couple months ago, so I'll make it count for that year.
Here's the top 8. Notably Brian Coval again in it, and six PO's.
Edit: Four other players making both Legacy and Vintage Top8.
I feel you. I tried to play the format. I thought there was this cool storm deck. I thought there were cool cards waiting to be broken (looking at you dtt).
But somehow the format does not live up to my expectations. Modern is barely playable for me, but I do enjoy it from time to time.
And every two to three years there's even a standard deck I enjoy until it rotates (aetherflux storm ftw!), but Pioneer will never have this.
It lacks fun cards, good synergies and the way it's set up means that strategies I enjoy will be to weak to pop up, given how these strategies are barely standard playable when they're available.
I feel you.