Well Hi right back at ya!
Glad you like buying expansions, as long as you have the means, and as long you enjoy it, congrats and kudos. Let me back up my statement a little. I have several friends, some of which play CCGs. Lets start with the two Magic players. One got into the game late and only has the tail end expansions. The other started when it first came out. Both still play, but neither buy cards anymore because they feel that there are just too many out there and they hate getting dups, or no help cards, not to mention the constant rule changes and additions.
Myself, I simply found that buying a starter and a couple of expansions is all I need. I can play the game and have fun. Sure I may lose to someone who has spent hundreds of dollars on it, but I play to have fun. People don't want to play me because I haven't invested a ton of money in the game. They don't want to play for fun, they want to kick someones butt. I have seen people get way aggressive and violent because of the PASSION they have for the CCG. I don't share the passion and hope I never do, its these over emotional people that drive me away from the game. They play for Blood and kick the table over when they don't win. (Not exactly but close too it)
On the other side of the coin I have a few friends that got into HIGHLANDER, and STAR TREK, as well as one called SUPERS. They enjoyed the cards, but it was a solo venture as they couldn't convice anyone to buy cards and play with them. The last time we played we simply shuffled all his cards together, placed them in the center of the table and drew from the same pile. It was Fun, and interesting.
So yes they can be fun, yes they can be bad. As far as the click system. I didn't get into it, and prolly never will. Mainly because I don't see the point of spending the $$ for plastic, badly machine painted minis. Some friends dumped a bunch of money into it at least over 5-600 dollars. What do they do with them now? They are gathering dust in a tub in the basement. I would rather buy the casts and paint them myself. Where are my mini's? On a display rack on the wall with a spot light on them. Great conversation pieces.
Would I pick up a Starter and a couple of expansion packs. Prolly, if I had someone or somewhere I could play . . .
Well, I will stop rambling now,