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.
I think it's great. This is coming from a frequently-banhammered GHEIST major as well.
The rotating aspect of the bans causes people to buy more cards, so it's good for UR's business, which is in turn good for us.
It forces people to be more creative with their decks; you always have alternatives.
When a long banned card comes back into play, it feels great to be able to use it again.