This is my reaction to the Gowen stuff:
Yay for yet more stuff to whack you with and make you say ow, without any regards to defense or going faster than the opponent or anything of that nature. Just more plain vanilla "do dmg blah blah blah" without any regard to defense, grimbane, agility, snowball mechanics, or the rest of the mechanics in the game in general. More unimpressive rankups. Ben Maclachlan at first glance looks interesting but where the heck would you play him? In Big Red with Allind and trigger his counter with Allind open? How will that help vs. EN or Phoenix chick?
The one card that DOES
impress me though is Tsuyoshi's one-shot kill. Cem any engaged unit on open? Oh wait, Gowen doesn't actually have a way of engaging units for multiple turns outside SSs. Herp derp. So he's just a Falkow card. But at least he might make unit Rasam see more play, or he'll have someone using Diondora's other action skill for once XD.
But of course, cemming for 1 SP...nope, we can't have that! Odds are, that card is going to get completely changed around.