When it comes to evaluating Standard formats we often use diversity as a defining metric. Typically, formats with a dominant bogeyman and only a handful of other decks are considered bad, and formats with tons of viable decks are considered good. At times when you can't play FNM without losing to Delver, we hate Standard. At times when we can't place our opponent's deck off of the first 2-3 turns of a game we love it.
Using diversity as our only metric while analyzing the results of SCG DC tells us that this format is feaking great. Assuming that you're a reasonable human being, you can literally play whatever you want. It's hard to say that that's a bad thing.
There is some downside though. In particular, this range of decks is difficult to manage for an experienced player and can be outright overwhelming for a newer one. It can be difficult to grok that you need to go into a tournament ready to handle Battlewise Hoplite and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon.
In the English language there's a colloquialism that would call overwhelming diversity "too much of a good thing". Personally I'm enjoying this first look at post-Fate Reforged Standard, but I can see why some players would find preparing for a tournament looking at this extremely diverse data frustrating.
I'm interested to know what percentage of people prefer the format exactly as it is and which like a little more predictability. Which of the following best represents your ideal Standard?
Lorwyn-Shards of Alara- In which the mana was good to play a wide variety of decks but the format was largely dominated by Faeries and Five Color Control.
Scards of Mirrodin- Innistrad- In which UW Delver was the dominant deck that pushed most other decks out of the format.
Return to Ravnica-Theros- In which Black Devotion was widely considered the best deck, but basically everything was playable.
Current Standard- Thus far it looks like you can play anything, though some cards and strategies are clearly defined as pillars.
I look forward to seeing justification of votes in the comments as well as examples of other Standards that people favor and why they prefer those formats. Or if you really hate Standard, I'd be interested to hear what the format would need to do to appeal to you.