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Look at how much each has been printed. Noble Hierarch was printed in Conflux and Modern Masters. Birds of Paradise was printed in Alpha/Beta/Unlimited/Revised, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th edition, Magic 2010, 2011, 2012, and Ravnica. There are just way, way more copies out there. And by the way, Exalted can be quite relevant. The most obvious example ...
You'll wind up with your Awoken Horror plus two zombies. Awoken Horror will not bounce your zombies, because the whole transformation/bouncing process will happen while Gisa's Bidding is still on the stack. Here's the process, assuming players do nothing but keep passing priority after you cast Gisa's Bidding: You cast Gisa's Bidding. It goes on the ...
It's not necessarily the stack that you need to figure out, it's triggered abilities and abilities resolving. Here's what happens. Opponent casts Wrath. Wrath resolves, placing your creatures in the graveyard. Reveillark's ability triggers. Since it and the other creatures are already in the graveyard, they are legal targets (well, not the Reveillark ...
Two things affect the price of a card. The card utility, and the card rarity. Noble Hierarch has very few copies in circulation relative to Birds of Paradise. So that will affect the price. Additionally, Exalted is hugely important in a number of decks. Most notably infect.
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