1. Not legally. Advantage: MTGO 2. You can see your cards on MTGO anytime you want. As for feel - who cares? Puts wear and tear on said cards. Advantage: N/A 3. You'd need two things: your cards AND your Suitcase. And you'd need to keep updating your suitcase. MTGO puts it all in one convenient package. Advantage: MTGO 4. You consider relying on the U.S. Postal Service a GOOD thing?! Advantage: MTGO 5. Fair enough. Advantage: Paper Magic 6. If I want to stop B.S. from players in Tokyo, I block them. If I want to stop B.S. from RL players, I have to leave the store. Advantage: MTGO 7. ...and face assault charges, banning from the store, and/or getitng your butt kicked by his buddies. Advantage: MTGO 8. With MTGO, you don't have to. Nor do you have to use up the gas or set the time aside. Advantage: MTGO 9. Not if the store is closed...which the MTGO store never is. Advantage: MTGO 10. You mean you can CONVINCE people? I never could - they'd cling tenaciously to ignorance. But whatever. Advantage: N/A 11. Ignoring the running up of the phone bill and the potential for 'nah, I don't have the cash/time/energy', it's simply WAY easier to organize it in VR. Advantage: MTGO 12. That doesn't make any sense at all. Advantage: ? 13. While I'd strongly debate your RL trading pool of 'just about anything', the need for a credit card to buy on MTGO can be a liability. Fair enough. Advantage: Paper Magic 14. eBay makes you wait for the auction to close...that can take days. And that's if you don't get sniped at the last minute. The MTGO auction room takes perhaps 5 minutes. Advantage: MTGO 15. If you say so. Advantage: N/A 16. Rules are not, however, fun to argue over until someone gets up and walks away. Not gonna happen in MTGO. Advantage: MTGO 17. Thank you, I believe that's an argument in my favor. Advantage: MTGO 18. Ick. I won't. Advantage: In a situation like this, nobody wins. 19. Iiiiif you say so. But I'm highly skeptical that you organize your store into 'casual trading' and 'foils' and 'cards for packs' and such. Still, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Advantage: N/A 20. Yet another argument in my favor. Advantage: MTGO So there you have it. Even giving the benefit of the doubt on several dubious claims, MTGO comes out better. Oh...and by the way...I often play COMPLETELY BARE-*** NAKED. There's a picture for you: a big, hairy 220+ lb. man playing Magic naked. Ph33r me.