Originally Posted by Cueballmania
I drafted a pretty nice UG deck with triple Mist Raven. It was really good. I had no problem with the two WR decks I faced.
Yeah, problem with WR is you really need ALL the components to be very good, or be facing slow decks that don't have multiple ways to stabalize.
If the components don't come together the deck is pretty weak, and you really have no way of knowing that the components will come together when you decide to draft red. It's really about having 9+ interactive playables than having 3-4 very strong cards + good support, so it's not really the color to go into later in the draft.
If you routinely played 4-3-2-2 I would be very aprehensive about going into red. 8-4, the gamble for having the nut deck is worth it.
White/Blue/Green all have multiple ways of making your deck competitive.
Although, a lot of the 4 drops are overrated by the simple fact that there are so many solid 4 drops at common in these color combos. Especially blue.