samsara lotus 3 -> 0 This is fine. I don't care if an FTK comes or goes really. FTKs are cried about a lot, but they don't top in TCG as often people like to say they do.
knightmare goblin 3 -> 0 This is a shame. He should have stayed
mx saber invoker 3 -> 0 Same as Goblin. Card is fun and enables cool combos
a-assault core 3 -> 1 I personally dislike ABCs amount of floating. It can be oppressive in certain situations if piloted by a very skilled pilot (plenty in my region). Even though I dislike playing against the deck this card didn't need the hit.
stratos 0 -> 1 Let the stupid memes die thanks Konami
morphing jar 0 -> 1 Novelty
electrumite 3 -> 1 Unneeded hit
omega 3 -> 1 It's s shame we didn't get to see the Junk Speeder quadruple Omega hit tournaments, but the deck wasn't going to topping a lot of events anyways.
exciton 0 -> 1 Should have never been hit in the first place. Welcome back ol buddy
a hero lives 3 -> 1 Sad to see this card hit. I can see why but I disagree.
card destruction 0 -> 1 Nice to have back.
sky striker drones 3 -> 1 This is fine.
super poly 0 -> 1 Glad this is back
kozmo dark destroyer 1 -> 2 Honestly could come to three. The deck was never good. @ me and ur bad at the game
called by the grave 3 -> 2 Confused by this but it's whatever
limiter removal 1 -> 2 Novelty
scapegoat 3 -> 2 Stupid touching this at all
terraforming 3 -> 2 See above
qli towers 2 -> 3 Novelty
disk commander 0 -> 3 Could be put at 1 or 3 doesn't matter. Only will be played at one.
burial from dd 2 -> 3 Sure
ring of destruction 2 -> 3 Sure
For commonly discussed cards that didn't make it on the banlist:
Firewall Dragon I'm glad Konami didn't hit this card. This isn't even "protagonist shield' or whatever stupid excuse people give Konami for not hitting it. It doesn't warrant all the hate people give this thing. Everybody who hates this card and wants it gone are also the same folk who cry cause they don't top locals with their Shaddoll Fluffals
Engage This or Drones. I would rather Drones get hit over Engage and it happened so no more comments here
Droll & Lock Bird Props to Konami for ignoring their players on this card. Skipping all "It's format dependent!!" and other related crap people say. It can turn off certain deck's turns like Nekroz etc but if you're playing decks like that in formats where Droll runs rampant you shouldn't be expecting to top with that deck anyways. Droll is always a -1 and a 0 for your opponent. There are multiple situations where having Droll in hand and dropping it actually loses you the game, because your opponent went first with 5 cards and still established a board and you are now going 2nd with 5 cards instead of 6. That 6th card could have been any other card that would have helped more than trying to "shut off their turn" This is also apparent in situations where they have Called By The Grave. Moving onto the Droll + Reincarnation combo. I dislike when this is used as an argument. It's an awful argument. It's mathematically lopsided in the opponent's favour because of Ash Blossom (double reincarnation combo) or really fucking easy to play around (single Reincarnation). A better argument would be back when Droll + Durendal in Monarchs was a thing due to the lack of Ash Blossom, but nobody complained back then.
Ash Blossom Glad we didn't follow OCG on this. This card is probably the most balanced card I've seen printed.
Evenly Matched Talk about this card has kind of died down due to people realizing that it's actually quite a fair card. Not much to say here.