I just got into playing MTG last July via a good friend introducing me to the game. I found this site while looking on the MTG salvation forums and decided that it looked like a good community of players for me to join in with. I've done all of my playing with friends or at FNM and have decided that the competitive tournament play is not for me. What led me to this decision was trying a bit the 2 types of play at FNM: draft and type 2. I started out in draft and after getting my first ever top 8 placing, decided that I would try my decks that work well against my friends in type 2 (a huge mistake). I was thinking FNM would be more casual, but the decks I saw seemed to be the type stacked with Jace the Mindsculptors or Titans. From seeing how much money people put into playing competitive decks, I decided that all though I like playing this game, I don't want to spend all my free-spending money on building a deck good enough to compete at tournament levels (nothing against the people that play Type 2 at FNM, they all were nice, mature people). After 2 attempts at playing with my constructed decks at FNM, I went right back to draft and had a way more enjoyable time. I would say I'm more of a casual player because I don't want to build $400 decks and restrict myself to the most current sets.