I like the simpler stuff in a lot of the older format, MTG definitely suffers a bit from the card game issue of power creep, I basically lost interest in yu-gi-oh because of it and Cardfight Vanguard has rebooted TWICE because they couldnt get a grip on it. Very sad!
I used to get a discount so when the Crimson Vow set came out I bought a bunch because I'm a sucker for vampires and weddings. A sad excuse I know. I play occassionally on Arena. I actually havent played the game IRL, despite people saying they'd love to play with me, its just a small thing that sorta reactivates my old social anxiety a bit. I might try to force myself to go to one of their friday night games somday.
I typically play Mono-white pioneer decks (explorer) on Arena. I'd like to play a red-white combo or commander deck. I had ultra aggro red decks tho, they make me SUPER mad.
I'd like to buy some bulk sets of 5-6th edition and play that IRL with some friends some day, I feel like that'll be easier to introduce people.
I'm not happy with how the LOTR set is looking tbh