I agree, this is a point where we can see eye to eye. What the naruto community needs to understand is that decks with similar cards != same deck. At the moment, enough decks can run Water and/or Lightning to run cards like Research, Memories, Make-Out, etc. However, the decks that do so can also be vastly different in their goals and gameplan while doing so.
I would like to echo the call for mission negation along the lines of Interruption (-2 for -2) or maybe even Kakashi [Oblivion] (3 chakra to Negate/RFG a mission or jutsu), so long as it's balanced enough to allow Tayuya [Cursed Flute] to come back at 1-of.
Veazie: What's your opinion on what should happen to Memories?