I will never play a game with randomized mechanics that you have to pay real money for. I spent over a decade playing CCGs. Buying packs just to find rare cards to win with. Dropping hundreds on booster sets. Then I discovered how many board games and strategy games come complete in a box for $50. Collectible card games like Magic and Yu Gi Oh are overpriced and poorly designed compared to the likes of Betrayal, Catan, or Terraforming Mars. The same is true for traditional games vs games with Gacha or MTS mechanics.
I havent spent a single penny on the game and going strong still.