I like the idea of having two distinct blocks per year; keeps things interesting. Could be a veiled money grab; the Core Sets had so many reprints, established players already had a bunch of the cards. Now, if they cut back on reprints, those veteran players will need to buy more cards?
I thought you might have found the new Standard rotation interesting - did ya see the neat animated graphics near the end?
Interesting....didn't read the whole thing. Gist seemed to be that they're finally acknowledging that they've overprinted reprints/remakes and general set sizes for years, which isn't a big surprise. With the addition of mythics it makes a lot more sense to shrink the card pool, which I thought they had already taken steps towards. This just continues that direction, unless I'm missing something...
They didn't say they're gonna reprint dual-lands or anything like that at the end, did they?