Quote from cfusionpm »Extremely disappointed not to see any unbans. If there was ever a time to do it, it's alongside a large and predictable ban.
Honestly... I don't think so. Banning Bridge from Below is ultimately not that big a shift in the metagame. Worst case scenario, it does nothing and we have the same metagame we have right now. Best case scenario, we just swap back to the metagame we had before Hogaak. Most likely it'll be something in between. The point is, you really don't have to make any major changes to your deck as the result of this change (unless you were on Hogaak), and people have made it clear they really don't like WOTC's tendency to do "shakeups" before the Pro Tour. Granted, the dislike is more towards pre-Pro Tour bans, but I feel the shakeups in general aren't liked.
Unlike a ban on Bridge from Below, which as noted ultimately doesn't shift the metagame that much, an unbanning could have some pretty big changes and require people to construct new decks entirely. I suppose this sort of encourages creative deckbuilding, but it means people who qualified would suddenly have to scramble to get the required copies of whatever is unbanned at whatever inflated price it ends up at. I'm in favor of unbans, but I would prefer they occur after the Pro Tour. (an accompanying reprint would also be nice...)