I didnt spent a single Dollar and reached mythic constructed and Platinum Draft last month. Boros Aggro, Mono white,Azorius Aggro, mono blue and dimir midrange. Control decks will be tough to put together without spending any money
I enjoy playing paper magic a lot. A LOT. My little brother got me into it and it's something that we, as adults now, did to hang out with eachother and have a mutual interest. He's always been the anime lover and I've always been the sports/FPS lover, so we never really had much before that.
So, he got me into the game, walked me through it, and I spent all the money and bought all the decks and had a great time. And so did my LGS.
My little brother moved to Japan two years ago. I work late Friday nights sometimes and am an old man father and husband. It's very, very hard for me to find time to play Magic because I frequently can't go to FNM and my little brother is thousands of miles away.
The last paper event I went to was a midnight draft with my brother and his friends for Journey into Nyx.
I'm spending my ass off on MTG Arena, because it's allowed me to play Magic again. I haven't played Magic in four years, but now I've been doing three hours of drafting every night after the family is asleep.