I am aware of the positives, and I have relented that CPG has a great gameplan as it is. Certainly the best rotation model I have seen.
I am just speaking out against as much as I can since I would prefer the “good years of modern” approach. The thing about an actively balanced modern is that its both ever changing, and people can play their old decks, its all upsides, the only downside being balance is a little harder, but not to an unreasonable level. I would much prefer slower expansion releases and more balance patches. Unlike rotations which has tons of downsides.
I am a bit out of touch with MTGs modern, and I have been informed that its gone downhill, but still, years of an amazing format with a larger cardpool then duelyst will probably ever have, even if it may have gone downhill recently, is still a pretty good basis for my argument that they can indeed skip rotation and keep things balanced and fresh at the same time. Especially if that’s where they keep their focus.
Imagine if they just addressed Flawless and brought it in line with a balance patch instead of just deleting it. They used to do regular balance patches, and it kept the game fresh, balanced, and fun. I don’t know why they stopped that in favor of just printing newer things faster.