I think they limited this card because it has been meta for a long time and it was quite easy to win with it. Even without characters' skills.
On the other hand, the typical stall deck requires amazoness onslaught and canadia, right? Isn't it better to build a deck like Triamids than having to spend a lot of gems in Canadias? I think this last ban list is one of the best so far.
Didn't it actually say because it was "affecting player enjoyment" as the reason? OMG that makes it sound like the biggest pussy hit. They did it because they got scared from all the complaints here and on reddit from people who can't beat her and thought they would leave the game. And the second thing you put here.
Although it's even more BS that they claimed the hit is to soften Amazoness, when Amazoness is not even in the meta anymore. It's clear the hit is meant for Lava Golem Stall decks (since they also nerfed Parasite Infestation at the same time), but they blamed Amazoness instead.
I second the comment above, I like the way the game is; asking for compensation about a R card like spellbook of fate... seems to be the most dumb thing I've read in a while. Seriously, compensation for R cards... wow, some guys are just... special
Anyway, the reason is most likely because the Skill is programmed only to work with battle damage you receive normally, Konami didn't remember to program it for situations where you take a reflected battle damage.
My monster is destroyed...
"BUT YOU STILL TAKE DAMAGE!!"