@DaddySteal -post 11
My guess for your third question: "People want new abilities and unique cards. Maybe if we try some crazy things, people will stop complaining every release. I got it! A conditional Shizawa
! See, if you play him without his ability, he can deal 8 damage and be supported by his attack bonus. On the flipside, when he has his ability, the opposing player will have to think about the risks of their high base stat cards. He'll also be good against SoA, just like Shizawa
. He will be vulnerable to power manipulation and DR and, therefore, will not be overpowered."
And then some other guy: "But won't 7 power and attack manipulation be too powerful anyway?"
First guy again: "Oh... How about making him copy both stats then?"
Second guy: "Sounds good to me. The players are sure to love his gimmick."
Oh, those poor naive fellows.