Romdeau wrote:the first one must've sold pretty well
That, my friend, is a good assumption. There are plenty of issues we still have around here, but time, and the users, have told and the EX pricing isn't one of them.
I still personally contend that, if you wanted to buy 2 rare cards and 2 lower rarity but still very useful cards for something like magic or yu-gi-oh at a store, you would end up spending well over 4 dollars to be that choosy.
Now the "set" issue does of course come into play but really, ask our biggest spenders how much they spent to get those last few 5-stars to finish of their sets. A good deal more than 12 bucks I assure you.
As Logress pointed out these cards are good, but they aren't like the angels where most of them were specifically designed to deal with the Lebeau issue until set 2 came out. These are cards you want but don't need. If you're the collecting "gotta catch em all" type, 12 bucks is pretty cheap in the grand scheme of things. And with the gran specials that we have had recently and will continue to try and have in the near future, catching 1 or 2 before they go away is plausible.