This a bit tangential, but there's one thing about brave/wabell that isn't being considered. They're decent cards, in my opinion, since it's easy to get 3 of them. Yes, efreet looks better than brave... except for the fact that I will likely never have 3 efreet. The same goes for fire dragons, earth dragons, etc. When I buy 3 ex packs, I get 3 braves; if I buy 3 boxes of cards, I'll likely still not have 3 efreet or dragons (in fact, I may not even have 1).
So, while it seems like these cards aren't quite as good as some of the options some of you have, they seem better than any of the options that I have. If I had those dragons and w/e else, I wouldn't be replacing them with brave. However, I'm replacing *crap* with brave. He seems like an awesome card to me; it is, after all, my only level 6 that I'll have 3 of (as soon as my $10 paypal clears). Sure, you may not get an amazing win ratio out of using brave... but *I* will, because my standards for an amazing win ratio are much lower than yours
So, yes, this card isn't doing much for you people who already have all the gowan cards you need. For those of us that can't afford to obtain all those cards, investing in brave/wabell seems like an amazing idea. After all, we can get a set of 3 decent cards without spending mega-cash. Perhaps the moral of the story is that these cards will only help us cheap/poor bastards and not you folks that spend a lot. I'm certainly OK with that.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
-- Terry Pratchett