Not really, no cards from the red eyes zombie era were limited. Aliens weren't limited, not hazy flames. It just happens that there are stronger archetypes; if you don't want to spend a single cent just play amazoness, hazy flames, or koa'ki meiru
True, but this card keeps a lot of other decks from getting anywhere if everybody runs it. There's a difference between countering high platinum decks and keeping the mid to low tier decks from achieving anything if you completely shut down their momentum.