Good post Atman. I have to say the more I play the more I enjoy it. I just needed to change my mindset to building decks to work with the artifacts. Perhaps some of the effects are a bit too aggressive, and when they drop they can give that player a huge advantage going first, but its great to see something different.
On another point - if you are trying to make it “different” to vanilla Faeria how about using different maps? Again you would need to build decks with card synergies without knowing how the map will look.