What does this imply for https://scirate.com/arxiv/1608.00263? I'm guessing they still regard it as valid (it is ref ), but just too hard to implement for now.
Seems so obvious now you say it! Well done for trying this out.
Do you know how the results compare to Wen style stabilizers, where both plaquette and vertex stabilizers alternate between two Paulis? I guess using Y and Z would be best for biased noise, given your results.