Hey Ted - Thank you so so much for your kind words! Glad you liked the article and have stuck with Ghalta for this long. I, on the the other hand, gave up around two weeks ago when my results with the deck significantly turned south. This was around the time when the mono red wizard deck starting gaining popularity along with Rb lists running a few Cut // Ribbons in their main deck. I think these two developments made the metagame bad for the Gb deck as I had it configured in the article. The hyper aggressive mono R decks were just too fast for Gb based on my experiences. I tried a few changes to see if I could improve it, even re-testing Thorn Lieutenant, but I was not able to make anything work. So I ended up playing Rb at GP Richmond over the weekend. Congrats on your day 2 there with the deck!
I can't say I remember that match we had 5 years ago, but that was also around the same time I was getting back into competitive Magic - as you can tell I was grinding Grand Prix Trials since I had zero byes at that time! Feel free to say 'Hi' next time you see me around. I'm happy to hear I played a small part in your love of competitive Magic!!!
All the best,