Many people are tittering away about the huge increase in the number of cards banned for ELO
whether or not this is an advantage is what needs to be debated
on the positive side ELO has always been the most restricted and therefore difficult to access of the game modes, this has in some ways helped it to become more competitive, causing cards that were no brainers to be removed from the equation
On the other hand, now there are so many cards mono decks are almost impossible and many people without alternatives to these cards find ELO a game mode they are now forced to live without.
GHEIST flood. LOL even my current deck is a GHEIST deck... What with Radek banned so I can't do Jungo. and Vermyn N banned so I can't do Bangers. And Bryan banned so I can't do no Junta. Right now I face lots of GHEIST, a good number of Allstars, some oddly built Jungo and Skeelz here and there.