Alright, so everyone here is familiar with hard counters ("Counter target [X] spell") vs. soft counters ("Counter target [X] spell unless [Y]"). The question I'm wondering about is why we don't have more soft removal.
Yeah, those kinds of effects are mostly referred to as conditional removal (except the Journey which isn't even that) - but I have heard the term soft removal used for them as well, but not very often.
Personally, I think that's kind of a design choice. When you're casting a spell, you need to pay mana - and to "counter" a soft counter have some extra but only in this specific moment. But a "soft removal" spell like this would force you to always leave mana open unless you want to turn it into a hard removal spell anyway.