Sometimes I don't think people would recognize a great rebel set if it slapped them on the face.
Yeah like I said I wanted A New Hope for some very specific decks and I'm not sure this set fits them as well as I had hoped.
But often the best way to look at a new set is to start from scratch, something which is often overlooked.
As Kiramode said, the key will be putting together sets which make up for the lack of impact units in this set. Of course having high powered mains works too because of A New Hope.
AS for the set, this wants to be played with Planning the Attack. Both are Yavin and with Dodonna in play they both draw you an extra card each turn. Dodonna also has one of the best resources for the Rebels, so that helps with resource issues.
I agree that it wants to be played with Dodonna. Dodonna's chuds like leaders and become a lot more powerful with them, making up for some of the blast deficiencies in the deck.
Hope of the Rebellion also seems like a natural fit because of the ability to search for objectives and dump 2 cost units you bounced back into play when a Leader leaves.
But Fleeing the Empire is even better because after focusing everything out Leia can bounce with a New Hope and your 3 things unfocus.
I don't entirely agree on the Massassi War Room though. I don't like the tempo loss of playing it, especially if you haven't played a resource yet. It's great later but it's bad that first turn.
I thought similarly when I heard of ANH reprint, but if it is rebel only then no Freeholders.
It's not affiliation locked. The objective only plays Rebel events from discard, so Freeholders are fine.