Everyone knows that good luck and good game are such insincere terms that any man who does not connect his right hook with the offender's jaw on the very utterance of such a phrase is no man I would consider as such.
Wizards print good rares, players complain about cash grab. They print underwhelming rares, players complain that the cards suck. They spoil the best cards first, players complain about the insane prices of preorders. They spoil the meh cards first, players complain that this is the worst set ever.
So. I think I understand now.
As far as these forums are concerned, WotC can never do anything good because:
Card that is new and probably good = "pushed"
Card that is new and probably bad = "EDH/casual fodder"
Card that is a reprint = "lazy"
Card that is a better version of an older card = "power creep"
Card that is a weaker version of an older card = "worthless"
I ended up with tons of Ready//Willing. I believe I opened one in each sealed, draft, and another two in my fatpack. The big surprise was the Voice of Resurgence and I was really happy. Usually my fatpacks are full of intro rares.
I got a Rakdos intro pack and got a foil Ixava, Rakdos Blood Witch. Haha. Out of the two boosters I pulled a Master of Cruelties, which seemed appropriate. If I was a noob I'd be in heaven right now. Master would pwn in the intro deck vs intro deck battles! Yeah but really I didn't buy any DGM other than that intro pack, which was mostly for fun. Still, I think Master of Cruelties could make a showing in standard at some point. Grixis Control maybe? Jund? The better the Farseek plus fatties strategy gets the better Master's I-kill-everything ability gets. Plus control needs to apply a little pressure against ramp (esp w/Cavern) and Master sends them to one. "Flashback Geistflame much? Regardless it's one of my favorite cards in the set due to flavor, art, etc. I don't want to "derail" the pulls thread, I just want my one pull to be good since I'm not going to buy any more DGM!
I have yet to get the box that I pre-ordered, but I lived the dream and cracked three rares out of a single pack. Aetherling, foil Catch//Release, and a Watery Grave. Seems like good value for EDH shenanigans, so I'm quite happy.
Money wise, I opened one of the most lousy booster boxes of all time. Plenty of cards I'll play but no money cards, one Shock (Blood Crypt), and my multiple rare pulls were beyond jank. In addition to the buy a box promo (Render Silent) I opened a Reg and a foil one for a total of 3. It's a card I'll play at some point but sheesh. Bound to happen, the last two booster boxes I opened were lucrative.
Here is my pull from two boxes:
1x Steam Vent
1x Temple Garden
1x Sacred Foundry
1x Maze's End
2x Ral Zarek
1x Legion's Initiative
1x Savage Born Hydra
1x Council of the Absolute
2x Master of Cruelties
1x Blood Baron of Vizkopa
1x Voice of Resurgence
3x Advent of the Wurm
3x Render Silent
3x Plasma Capture
2x Emmara Tandris (1 Foil)
2x Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch (1 Foil)
2x Notion Thief
2x Vorel of the Hull Clade
2x Zhur-Taa Ancient
2x Ruric Thar, The Unbowed
2x Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
2x Boros Battleshaper
2x Sire of Insanity (looks like Saturn Devouring his Child)
1x Melek, Izzet Paragon
1x Tajic, The Blade of the Legion
1x Lavinia of the Tenth
1x Varolz, the Scar-Striped
1x Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker
1x Gaze of Granite
2x Obedat's Aid