Originally Posted by Fat bugmaniacbob
M'yes. The thing is, though, that banning is and always will be very subjective - there is no easy definition. There are plenty of borderline cases - see Garchomp and Excadrill, for example - but I think there are very few absolute clear-cut cases (the only ones I can really think of are RBY Mewtwo and DPP LC Scyther). The idea of "banning because broken" is not necessary synonymous with "banning because we want a balanced metagame". I'm not fond of this concept, not because there's no challenge involved (because there certainly is), but because there's no definite end goal in sight. And that's a problem when everyone has differing ideas about what is too powerful and what isn't. For example, I believe that Garchomp was banned in DPP purely because it was very good, rather than because it was broken. But not everyone would agree with that. "Overcentralising" I believe was phased out a while ago - it was used as justification for Garchomp's ban, and BW is rather alarmingly centralised around only a few playstyles. That doesn't make it bad, of course.
All in all, I think that the concept as it stands has the distinct possibility to cause far too much drama for far too little reward. If you were to change it to emphasise the defensive aspect - it is certainly not known whether it is possible for a Pokemon to be defensively overpowering, as you said - then I would be far more willing to consider it.
Three Ways to Play
Dare To Be Different
The Weather Killer
Living On the Edge
One Trick Pony
I'm really disappointed by the lack of Breaking Point on this list. It's my favorite out of every concept here, and it has tons of thought put into it. Also, I would argue that there is definitely a "definitive end point," and that would be a pokemon that helps us define the "line" between OU and Uber. If there is any one concept that can teach us the most about the metagame (seeing as how the whole point of CAP is to learn about the meta,) it is undoubtedly Breaking Point.
On a lighter note, I'm really glad that Deceiver and Dare to be Different are on the slate, they are great concepts and probably my next 2 picks for winner.