I got the mail today, saw my Reward cards, always a great way to start an afternoon! Then the downer; the letter that read "Wizards of the Coast has decided to eliminate the Magic Player Rewards Program." Nice. "It is important to us to provide you, the player, with the best possible Magic: The Gathering experiences. In this case we are redirecting these resources to increase our player support for local organized play programs." Whatever. WotC is adding to their profit margin. I highly doubt there will be any changes at the local shop. Let's face it; free cards were the top reason to head dwon-town to play. It's MUCH more convenient to meet at a home and play; there is food, entertainment etc. Who cares about being ranked? The average player doesn't care. Out of the 2 dozen or so regulars, there were only 2 who kept track of that stuff. The rest of us did it for the cards. It's exciting to see what you get, and the textless ones are sweet. Like having multiple Christmas'. (Yes, I know that you'll still get some card at FNM, not the same.) So thanks WotC, it was fun while it lasted. I'll wait with bated breathe to see the great changes in our local shop, that is if we're not all playing at home on Friday night.