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You're not supporting some startup that struggles for money, patiently waiting for them to finalize their product while getting nothing in return until, hopefully, some months or years later.
You buy a product that they offer. You give them their money and you receive the goods. It's a very simple consumer-producer relationship. You don't owe them. They don't owe you. My god, the entitelement is strong here.
Is this product a good way to celebrate the 30th anniversary? Haha, hell no. But that doesn't mean that they do it to spite you or don't "appreciate you enough".
We are not talking about a start up nor have any of us, hopefully, paid upfront for this abomination. What we have invested though is time, money, and effort into a hobby for decades by playing the game, building decks, buying product, and spreading the IP to others.
They made it a big deal that this thing was a part of celebrating the thirty years of success. And where did that success come from? I'll give you a hint, just look in the mirror because it's you, me, and everyone else here. So yeah, we should feel very much entitled on a decade milestone because we are the reason they even got there in the first place, we should not feel ashamed about saying we're owed a little something for all the years of support we have given them.
Instead of trying to sell us four packs of random non-legal proxies at $999, they could have said that these proxies would be inserted into the place of the advertisement cards of other packs. We would have been singing their praises, sealed products would be flying off the shelf, and it would have costed WOTC nothing extra.