Far away across the field,
The tolling of the iron bell,
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell ....
.... Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon, Nineteen Seventy Whatever
Yes, I'm being cryptic. Intentionally so. Work it out. You guys are many things, but one of them isn't "stupid". Opinionated yes, but we all suffer from that, right?
I hate this set. It's Set# 4 (per year), frankly. I used to think it was set #3.5, but boy was I dumb. It's a new small set hidden inside a bigger set. It still works out to a 100% NEW set, per year, beyond the traditional three.
It's a new (small) set.
Like Coldsnap (unnecessary).
Like the unnecessary Shadowmoor set. Lorwyn/Morningtide/Eventide would have been fine, but ... no.
And now .... the unnecessary M10. The "new" M10. Screw Ball Lightning and Lightning Bolt.
How do YOU spell "desperate?"
I spell it D-U-R-E-S-S AND L-I-G-H-T-N-I-N-G B-O-L-T AND B-A-L-L .... oh, why bother?
Congrats, (WotC President) Greg Leeds. Hard noble fight you're fighting vs Hasbro Accounting. Excellent stuff man since you took charge in March 2008, but in the end Accounting always wins, and has done so since 1980 if you know the History of American Capitalism as well as I do.
4 new sets a year, every year since Coldcrap, no matter how much they wish to disguise it.
In a recession.
Think about it.