I'm writing this because I feel there is a serious issue regarding the state of the unlimited constructed metagame--this issue must be addressed immediately...if it isn't, I'm afraid, and I think you'll all agree wit me, that the overall health of unlimited is in serious jeopardy. As you know, many of today's greatest Pokémon TCG Arch-Type decks utilize various combinations of Pokémon Powers in their strategies. Some of these decks include: - Flycatty - R-gon - Infernate - MetaNite - Absolutions - Meltdown - Flariados - Eeveelutions - And so on Now, you can see that many of these core decks are rotating out of modified and into unlimited. The same has already happened with great decks like LBS and Blaziken (both of which rely heavily on powers). I think that, at this time, more than ever before, the unlimited format is going to be a Power-heavy one. And that's why I believe Goop Gas Attack is too broken to be allowed in (at the very least) any future premier events. Now, I know what you're saying..."but Jim, POP doesn't run any premier unlimited events!" Well, you're right...the don't run any YET. But as the format grows and becomes more popular, I think that's going to change. I mean, think about--the game is going to lose all of its best decks ever! That can't be good for Pokémon as a whole! But back to Goop Gas Attack and why it is by far the most broken card ever printed in any TCG. Goop Gas Attack Trainer All pokémon powers stop working until the end of your opponent's next turn. It's not even a supporter! Ok, so this is how unlimited games are going to go. You sit down, let's say you're playing an unlimited version of LBS, hoping to do 200 damage every turn with the fierce and mighty Lugia ex. Your opponent starts with Budew. You start with castform and go first. You draw, can't play mentor, so you pass. He draws, drop wailmer on the bench, and budews for Goop Gas Attack. You go through your set up, and he keeps attaching energies to wailmer and budewing for his Goop Gas Attacks (until he has all four) and his defenders, potions, etc. You decide you're going to be the aggressor, so you bring up Lugia ex and maul his budew for 200 damage, discarding your water/castform. Low and behold, your opponent slaps down a the mighty Wailord ex, plays goop gas attack, and KOs your Lugia. Now, you have no way to power up another Lugia, and you lose, because he shuts off your powers for the next four turns (in which time he probably draws four prizes and takes almost zero damage). This is just one example of how broken Goop Gas Attack is; the combination of Good Gas Attack/Defender/Wailord ex is an obvious one, but the thesis of this statement still holds true for others. So, this is an official petition to POP to PLEASE BAN GOOP GAS ATTACK. I'm sure you will agree with me, but even if you don't, I'd like to know why. Thanks for reading, and let's keep our fingers crossed that this very unfortunate situation is resolved quickly. Oh....and great job to Dave, Mike, Angela, and everyone else at POP who made Worlds '07 one of the best ever!