Did we really get an expansion? Or did we just lose the original eight decks?
The expansion decks are exciting and diverse. This is a good thing, I think we can all appreciate that Wizards have done a good job in designing them.
They are however, massively overpowered in comparison to all of the pre-expansion decks, so much so that taking any of them online is certain to result a frustrating string of losses, interrupted only in the odd game in which you opponent get mana screwed/flooded (or they are just terrible at the game).
As such, rather than adding to the variety of decks in the game the expansion has reduced it from 8 to 5. Sad times.
But why did wizards do this? It can't have been a mistake. I would love to hear from a WOTC representative on this.