Quote from ThePitterPatterI'm sorry, have you played Yugioh? It's "Standard" (Advanced) is heaps more expensive than MtG's standard. And, it's format completely changes every 6 months as opposed to MtG's yearly change and forces people who want to always be competitive to spend between 600-1000 on a deck every new format.
Also, Yugioh isn't as fun for a multitude of reasons.
A. It's based on Archtypes. Cards that revolve around each other through keywords, primarily the card names. While that may be somewhat fun a little bit, it makes it so diversity is pretty much near impossible.
B. All top tear decks are based on archtypes and they fill the rest of the deck space with staples that are quite literally used in every single deck, save for some differences in the amount of each card used, or having to take out one staple for another.
C. There is quite literally no room for creative decks at all because they will without a doubt suck. Magic is all about creativeness and even making many variations of a certain deck's formula, something Yugioh cannot do.
D. Even if you're just playing for fun and not trying to make a top tier deck, it still gets incredibly boring after a few matches.
If anything I'm so glad I switched from Yugioh into MtG. Also, though it may be hard to believe, the "whiners" on this forum aren't even a 1/4th bad as the ones on the Yugioh forums. It's ridiculous. Just stay with MtG. It's so much more fun. I say this from playing both games, and I just switched over from Yugioh about 5 months ago, but still keep track of the trends and format. Just my two cents.
I've been playing yugioh on and off for like 7-8 years. And it just seems everyone always has the same misconception about it. The thing with yugioh is that in any given like "season" or whatever you call it, there'll be like about 2-4 "secret rare" cards that will be suuuper expensive like $100+ each at least. Aside from that, soooooooo much get's reprinted as a common or as an easy to come by promo.
So it's actually really easy to make a semi-functional tournament deck for 10 dollars. Even if it's not the deck that needs those hundred dollar secret rares, it would still be able to hold it's own.
Imagine if Magic printed Jace, The Mind Sculptor as a common in Modern Masters and gave out promo foil Tarmogoyfs with every $10-12 Intro Deck you bought. All of a sudden your 100+ Jace's and Tarmogoyfs are worth maybe 20 dollars at most and would be worth less and less as time goes on and more and more common reprints get thrown into every sort of pre-made deck and other such gimmick. Eventually a player could make a totally solid "top tier" Modern deck that would once cost them like over 1k for probably around 20-30 dollars. That's sort of how yugi works.
To put it in perspective. I got back into yugioh about 3 months ago. After like 3 weeks of being back into it. I went from having nearly nothing to having 4 totally functional decks that would at least be "decent" in tournaments after putting under 30 dollars in to it.
Yugioh is actually way more cheap than MTG with the only exception being those few chase rares that just end up getting reprinted no more than a year later anyway.
Just to clarify, I never really "get out" of either game. I'll just sorta focus more on one game for awhile. I'm sure I'd still mess around with MTG.