The best part of the showcase is in terms of supplemental sets, R&D made 2022 into 2020 II
It's honestly amusing how Commander Legends, Jumpstart and Double Masters are all getting sequels at the same interval.
The set concepts seem okay. Demon Crime World is funny in an Ixalan way. As usual, I'm the unhappiest with the third party IP stuff. A Fortnite Secret Lair sounds like the sort of joke you'd crack facetiously around The Walking Dead reveal, not even believing in it yourself, but here we are. At least it's reprints only, so there's no chance of them jumping a Skybind
for one of my decks and me being greatly incentivised to deal with it. Even Commander Legends II, a sequel I was hotly awaiting, got its buzz killed by being set in some Dungeons & Dragons thing. I fully expect partners to return, and now I'm facing the possibility of there being a cool new option that I'd want to combine with some old thing. This perspective horrifies me, but it's something I'll need to handle more maturely than plugging my ears and scathingly reviewing any putative includes for my decks.
The showcase stream was dismal though. Wooden takes, extremely poorly structured information delivery. Yo dawg we heard you like ads so we put ads in our ad so you can watch an ad while you watch an ad. Explaining standard rotation to an audience entrenched enough to seek out a product preview livestream. This was visibly knocked out with minimal effort for all parties involved, and shakes my confidence in showcase streams going forward. Bummer, I liked tuning in and catching glimpses of stuff. The article
covers all the important points in a more structured manner. Just reading this out loud would have taken less time than whatever bumbling got captured on film, and done a better job.