I am boggled. I've started drafting recently and dropped lots of money into learning to draft m10, its a relatively straightforward and simple set so why not. But how do you get better? I've had games lost to an opponent with no hand who topdecked lightning bolts, I've drawn 9 lands in a row, I've drawn 4 lands in a row of a single color that doesn't represent a card in my hand, i mean REALLY bizarre stuff. The only problem is that I can count how many times I've seen an opponent land screwed. Twice. This is by no means a blame the shuffler rant, but I heard that draft takes skill as opposed to sealed which takes luck.
How do you answer an opponent who drops back to back Captains of the Watch? Master of the Wild hunt and then a Magma phoneix? How do you answer decks that get their winning combo twice in a row and kill you on turn 7 both games?
Where is the skill? This isn't to say that the players who pulled these off weren't good, they were real good! But always better lucky than good right?
If my rare is Traumatize and the guy to my left cracks a Garruk, how on earth do you deal with that? I've opened so many traumatizes and hive minds its bizarre!
Does it ever get better? Or do I just keep tanking $$$ and HOPE that I get something good and that everyone else is a moron. Because at that point its just gambling. And poker is much cheaper.
Did anyone ever start in my position? It just seems like everyone has always been stellar. Sorry for whining, but do certain people ever consistently win drafts?