Sometimes, all it takes is a narrow-minded person for us to realize that we're sometimes as wrong as they are.
I had disliked the Mistika Makuta Kanohi and was holding out for some story explanation that might rectify what I thought to be a grave injury by the set designers. After seeing one person fervently debate the point in the official 2008 sets topic (and very well, I might add, as he certainly had ample reason for his views and little opposition proposed that truly conflicted with them), I discovered a crucial aspect of the Mistika Makuta Kanohi we had all up to now ignored.
Take a look at these masks. When looking at Gorast's you might notice it doesn't fit so snugly as the Hordika masks/faces did. I had previously regarded this as a flaw. But it never hurts to take a second look. Take a look at how the mask attaches. It is not some horizontal attachment like the Hordika had, an attachment which impedes its removal. It is vertical, like the Ultimate Dume Kraahkan, or Teridax's Kraahkan, now Icarax's...
It would appear, at least to me, that a Mata or Metru head might just fit in the standard Kraahkan configuration. Certainly it is obvious that these masks are not "flip masks" like the Kraahkan. But it seems that they would fit as the Kraahkan always has in sets before.
Just think... all this time, we had a mask that fit on Makuta two ways. When new Makuta were released we saw that they tended to wear masks that only worked one of those ways. What fools we all were never to even fathom that there might be more who tended to wear masks that only worked in the other configuration!
Congratulations, set designers, for once again putting us in our place and reminding us that you're putting thought into your noble work.
With all due respect,
Aanchir: Rachira of Time