Starting the new PTQ season with Silvestri

Although I haven’t been writing much about it, I’ve been putting serious thought into builds and testing for the upcoming PTQ season (that starts with Grand Prix Los Angeles 2009 in mid January). Me being me, I’m almost certainly going with a deck that has appearances from at least the colors black and green, but I’ll put more concrete info on my deck choice later, after GP LA.
In the mean time, I wanted to set up a pointer to this article by Josh Silvestri that takes a look at the current Extended metagame and offers some very solid advice on how to test for it. Two quick highlights:
Other than that, it means the propensity to keep ‘okay’ hands is going to get a lot of people killed and complaining about how lucky decks/players/format are. It isn