Kaya - Why I think it is is big is because it forces me to deal with extremely high armor jacks on turns that are not my feat turn. In fact, it renders them immune to the effects of water on my feat turn. How many warcasters in the game have a feat that benefits 20% or more of thier opponents army?
McNs - You didn't see a lot of talk about using those 3" templates because it was a non-issue before 5 months ago. Pretty much anyone who runs Calaban to any effect uses him in tier. That means no waters. I have yet to play more then 3 games with the guy so I can't comment one way or another, just an observation. I also know that you play him in tier a lot