Yeah, it was weird to see the genie warlock in the top ten, let alone the top three.
Ah well. By the time the list gets whittled down that far, these surveys are more about protecting our Darling Favorite, and less about objective critique.
One character idea I had was to play a genie warlock named "Anthony" with a patron named "Jeannie" who bears a strong resemblance to Barbara Eden. Or was that Christina Aguilera?
Jeremy Crawford said that when the UA genie warlock was released players were interested but the consensus was it needed signifcant revision. When they released the revised UA genie warlock, the response was overwhelmingly positive from the community. The revised UA genie warlock was extremely close to what appeared in Tasha's. Given that it is unsurprising the genie warlock ranked high.