As a means of trying something different, I present to you "Bits" a series of posts aimed at discussing various topics in the world of board gaming. These are going to be relatively short, likely to include a question, and really, they're aimed at getting some comments going. Some may be controversial, but that's kinda the point.
Magic the Gathering has a consumer model that I don't care for. I've never been big on playing CCG's. I collected Star Trek CCG growing up, but I never played. In my mind, Magic is a money pit. Now, it's a very well designed money pit, but that just means that it can take more of your money. I have a completionist (yes, I know this isn't a real word) mentality. It's the Pokemon syndrome (Gotta Catch 'Em All). I'd go broke if I played Magic. I don't want to be broke. Ergo, I don't play Magic. I'm sure you have your reasons why I should, or that "I can borrow a deck." Thanks, but no thanks.
I don't fault you for playing, but you won't get me to play.