Awww, really Ponder?

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Just came back from about a year or so break from MTG (last set I played was Rise of the Eldrazi).  When of my favorite decks back then was combo deck with Pyronmancer's Ascension.  I was looking to recreate that deck in the Extended format, but I see that Ponder is banned from the format.  WTH wizards, whyy?  Its kind of frustrating that Wizards keeps combo decks deliberately underpowered, but this is just hate.