Oh glad you read it! I thought about linking it in my comment, but didn't want to seem like I was shilling my post in your own well-done post.

I should have also said, I agree with your other points (with the exception of maybe Dr. Blight - I think he's a bit overrated, especially after seeing all the other CL spoilers). There isn't a single of the rare summoners that isn't really good IMO. And of course the fiends will be good. What I can't decide is how often fiend+chicken will be useful in the wild format.