As advised by another on this board a few weeks back, you really must try to change your tone at times. Its not endearing.
Onto the new cards. You keep completely misunderstanding me on this point as I explained it to you personally the other day in the VASSAL room.
The 8 or 9 players I play with are an excellent bunch and not the 'wrong' players at all. Despite the wink, that is perhaps not the noblest thing to say?
I am not interested in playing with the new cards UNTIL I have the product in my hand, its that simple. As not everybody has the time or is C&C orientated as much as perhaps yourself and studied the online links to the cards, it means that players that have studied them less are at a distinct disadvantage when playing against those that have. Experience is advantage enough let alone knowing all the newer cards when the other player does not.
I shall play in a tourny when I am ready just the same as I did previously. When I join in a tourny I like to be adept at what I am playing like the recent team tourny I was involved in.
In the meantime I will spectate the newest competition.