Excellent summary Roy, cheers! I dug around in your archives and discovered you were into MtG way back in 2001—that’s exactly the same year as I started playing! Since you regularly post updates on your digital Arena grinds, I was wondering how you migrated from analog to digital MtG. I only play with “the real stuff”, but as a consequence, I regularly have trouble finding buddies to play with.
Since discovering Commander, I much prefer playing it like that: more chaos and politics, more crazy cards, and it’s not always the player with the most expensive deck that wins. Most of my stuff is geared towards a budget anyway.
Perhaps we can do a few rounds using https://spelltable.wizards.com/ one day? 😀