Brom wrote:What's the best way to start from scratch once the game re-opens, given that I am willing to spend some cash (little) to get going?
If you want restrict yourself to little then definitely wait for good EX cards and only buy the prebuilt best suited for you at first.
Save the rest of the gran and make use of the daily lotto to get cards (that means don't spend gran on anything for now).
Save all FM for point cards (right now that seems the best way to spend FM),unless you are really desperate to get cards, which won't really be the case since you said you spend a little.
Wait for some super promotional pack of some sort. They used to sell useful card packs in the past, which it's ok to get if you are desperate and out of luck at getting basic 1 stars you need. Unfortunately nobody knows when they might happen and neither does one know the selection they make is actually good or if it includes what you desire.
Aside from that? Keep saving gran and keep waiting.