Dunno if the solution to VMAXes is "okay guys, we'll just put 1 per set now, that will make them balanced". It's still like finding one raisin in a perfectly good cheesecake.
Why not Kyurem? It’s the only VMAX featured in this set so it’s possible it could get an alt art. Giratina for sure will get one, that leaves at least three more Pokémon to get one. Kyurem has a good chance, I’d sayOkay, guys, let's take a moment to consider past alternate art trends. Pokemon usually gives us a Special Art (official designation for "alt art" (to distinguish these cards from run-of-the-mill reprints that are also called "alt arts")) for the set mascot. That would be Giratina. And THAT, I think, is the only Pokemon we can count on to receive a Special Art. Pokemon has also made a habit of sidelining more obvious choices such as Suicune V and Luxray V in favor of more obscure options. So please prepare yourselves for the possibility of Kyurem not getting a Special Art. Now, in Silver Lance, Jet Black Spirit, Blue Sky Stream, Towering/Skyscraping Perfection, Fusion Arts, Time Gazer, and Space Juggler, we've gotten three Special Art Vs (and, up to Fusion Arts, a VMAX), and, when we exclude outliers such as earlier E-block sets, Eevee Heroes, Mini Sets, and VMAX Climax (all but the first heavily themed), the only outlier is... Star Birth, another 8-4 Ultra Rare set, which has 4 Special Art Vs. So we may see the same thing happening here. One final pattern I've noticed... most new illustrators get to illustrate a Special Art for the first (or possibly second) Japanese set they are commissioned to illustrate. Take Okache and Calyrex Ice Rider V or Zig and Honchkrow V, for instance. It even extended to Character Rares. For instance, DOM and Jolteon. I'm not sure who the new illustrators are this time around, but I would think that there is a fair chance that they would get a shot at illustrating a Special Art for this set. (But PLEASE don't imagine a given Pokemon being illustrated by a given illustrator. I know from experience that doing so sets you up for twofold dissapointment.)
P.S. That Drapion V is incredible! Makes me feel a lot better about it getting a second V! The posing! The effects! A true piece of art! The VSTAR? Meh. I don't think the VSTARs have started to grow on me yet. I'll probably hit that phase some day. Most likely if the average market price comes down a little.