CI is literally gone, but with Accelerated Shutdown rotated, there’s not really an archetype that’s dependent on it that cannot be achieved in another ID (Sports, Titan, etc), it just won’t be as good. I’m not sure why you’re writing off the other ID’s. Sure, PU lost access to Obokata, but there’s been card attrition archetypes in PE and then PU since the beginning of the game, I expect to continue to see it going forward. Skorp still has access to Batty and destroyers, as well as Trojan Horse (along with Salem’s). Combo Wu lost Hyperdriver, but gained Clone Chip, and still has access to other click gainers (Beth, All-nighter, Temple of the Liberated Mind).
Sure, they’re not nearly as good, but that’s the point of the MWL. But, I wouldn’t be surprise to see a Jinteki attrition deck or a Sport/Titan deck that does similar FA combos in a top cut. I think this is a good philosophy for balancing varying strategies and seems similar to what Boggs is doing here:
I don’t see it as Boggs just taking decks out of tournament play just because he doesn’t like them. As I said earlier, I trust this is based on testing data over weeks if not months. We only had one day to theorycraft. I think he and the testers came to the conclusion that some of those decks are just too spicy. And the creators of games should pay attention to what most people enjoy about their games. We saw huge declines in competitive play during the Mumbad cycle which was notorious for NPE/spicy strategies.