As far as the benefit of the rest of Magic is concerned, gold cards in Legends were executed perfectly. They got all the excitement a designer could hope out of a splashy new mechanic without using up any of the valuable design space. Truly amazing.
--Aaron Forsythe's Random Card Comment on Kei Takahashi
This article really summed up why I haven't been able to read Serious Fun in a while. The good news is, now I feel like we're both on the same page, and I don't feel guilty about not wanting to read it. An amicable split, in other words.