The field I play at the moment is best described at 20 random scrubs, 5 good players who dont much care about winning and play what they feel like, and 5 players who are trying to become proper tournament players. I haven't really seen much from them to suggest they'll turn out to be much good, but there's plenty of time yet. Ironically it's the girl who plays the mono-black highlander deck made up of cards she thinks look 'cute' (since when was a big fiery black flying horse cute?) who is showing the most promise. She's grasping that it matters just as much WHEN you do something as WHAT you do. Mind you since I've started playing there they've all come on very rapidly in basic elements of how to play. 'In Response' for instance was a phrase that was very rarely heard two months ago, similarly players would take damage from your attack and immediately untap and begin their turn ... "but doesn't attacking end your turn?"