I can make it too, but why are you still doing the no variants repeating, and is that for both teams? That seems to make it really too random. Kind of like the first round we played last week, before you separated by weight class. It makes sense when you don't know what the other people are fielding, and I suppose it would be good if we get teams of ten or more, but with less players it seemed like a coin toss.
Not sure what you mean? In practice the only thing the no repeating variants rule will mean is that we don't get the same things over and over for a few rounds.
I doubt we will play enough rounds to where it becomes predictable what the other side will get. Even then, once I run out of options, I can just reset the pool.
And yes, everyone will be picking from the same variant list. What might happen is, if we use the dual pick system, variants will get skipped completely and not be told to anyone. This is mostly to keep me from confusing myself.
Technically if we did with replacements picks then it would be more random than removing them from the pool. Thus, I'm not sure what your concern is.