Isn't that like.
A lot? Hell i actually wonder what decks don't immedately end that are relevant. I can only think of Mermail and idk if that's considered meta.
Literally True Draco
What years are you trying to remember from that Mermail comes up
(If you wanna do old ones, tho, Kozmo/Monarch also options)
If you want to talk specifically about meta relevancy, DBarrier is the kind of card that is only meta relevant when Kanmoi designs the format to make it meta relevant.
It's loosely comparable to E-Tele in this sense in that it's only as good as the level 3 and lower Psychics Kaonmi makes, and will only be hit when they choose to make it good enough to hit.
Which they have not chosen to do as of recent times.
You understand that vrains won't make people stop using other summoning methods, right? There are only 2-3 link monsters off the top of my head that you actually want to be resolving your field on. Obviously more will be added, but this whole thing of people thinking that links make xyz, synchro, fusion, and pendulum unplayable is just a myth.
This will continue to be a powerful card for as long as it exists. It might not be as game-ending as people seem to think (though in some matchups it absolutely is) but that doesn't make it fair by any means.
To be fair, in many of those decks you normally only summon 1 or 2 non-Link monsters in a turn (sometimes even requiring a turn or 2 purely for setup) anyways
So losing the ability to summon for a turn doesn't hurt THAT much :'))