So I agree with the CpC ratio argument because the game mechanics demand it. If you have to randomly hope to get 3 of a kind, the odds are better playing poker...
Quoted for both truth and hilarity.
Over the course of this strike and everyone commenting its become more and more clear to me that the true problem is the fact you need 3 of a card to use it yet you have no way to duplicate cards you already own. Giving more gran per dollar spent, while it would help give more content per dollar spent, is doing so mainly because it increases your chances of getting 3 of a kind of cards. We wouldn't actually need to be given more gran per dollar if there was a way to duplicate and thus make useful the cards we already get with our current gran.
I remember back when the game first came out I was of the firm belief that you should NEVER recycle a card unless you had 4 or more of it, didn't matter how rare, or what sphere, but in the last lottery up event I went against my own advice. The lotto was actually giving good returns and I noticed the plethora of cards in my collection I had 1-2 copies of and have not gotten any closer to completing in the past year, and I recycled them because, especially with the single copies with less then unique or impressive soul skills, the cards were useless too me and showed no signs of ever being useful to me.
Cards you pull should never be like that, they should never be useless, but that's currently the way things are and the main reason people don't feel they get their money's worth when they spend right now. Yeah they get a bunch of cards, yeah they can get a bunch more from free gran, but the odds of actually getting 3 card playsets of any of the cards they pulled are VERY slim, and with out 3 copies, all you've really unlocked for your money is the ability to look at the cards in-game instead of having to go to the card list.
Though... apparently the staff is under manned, at least in the area of programmer, so even if the GMs hear these comments and want to help, if I understand correctly, it could take another 6 months to a year to actually put together a card duplicator or anything of the sort...