By starting my post off with "Personally," I thought that would make it clear that the following thoughts were my own and not the council's. Anyway, I've already expressed on here that Pads are still really good on Shedinja so I'm in agreement with you. I do think that Shedinja is in a great place right now, but I'm not sold on it being unhealthy for the metagame just yet. As it is, this meta is pretty unbalanced thanks to very strong moves like Double Iron Bash, V-create, Bolt Beak, and Fishious Rend, Dynamaxing, and breakers that I mentioned earlier along with Reshiram, Mewtwo, and the Kyurems.You talk about Shed as if its only set is Boots but the fact is that Pads is still a really good item on Shed, it just has something else to compete with now. The fact that you can either choose between a Shedinja that needs less support and more scouting as opposed to a Shedinja that needs more support and less scouting is still incredibly good. You also underestimate how much of that counterplay relies on the Shed in question being Boots. Yes, status and Knock Off is good - but that doesn't even come close to being good and reliable against Shedinja. Any team can and will have ways to deal with that. The generally passive nature of the checks you listed means that its quite easy to use your own support to shrug it off. That's what the problem was in Gen 7, but it has the added boon of not having as many threats to worry about while simultaneously having more options and being able to select what direction the team wants to place more emphasis on.
I strongly believe that the council should reconsider their decision if these are the grounds on which it was made. This is rationale I would expect to see from a player with an introductory understanding of BH, not the council. Just because something has checks does not mean it's not broken, and when most of the checks are as reliant on the opponent having the Shedinja set you want it to have while also relying on the opponent not having the necessary support for it, it's my belief that the Pokemon in question is broken, especially when the punishment is as severe as Shedinja's.
People have made some good points on Shedinja recently. But as I see it, only a handful of people with opinions on Shedinja are actually playing the ladder. The ladder has actually been fairly dead recently, even before the holidays started. Looking at Shedinja on paper this gen makes it look like something that should be quick banned, but I think a lot of people still need to take the time to use it themselves to see how it works in practice.
As for my rationale, we are pretty much all beginners in BH right now. Anyone who has really played Gen 8 BH knows that it is very different from the last gen and that there is still a lot to be learned.