1: Hey, FE had the pump knights (Order of Leitbur, of the Ebon Hand) and Seasinger. Also, HL has Autumn Willow, one of pure green's only 5-stars. But as a whole, you're right. The sets do suck, along with....
2: Odyssey, again as a whole, is a shambling mound. Whereas Apocalypse and Nemesis have about a 1 in 8 chance of getting a top-quality rare (AP only has 2 1-star cards, Martyrs' Tomb (U) and Tahngarth's Glare (C)), Odyssey has the same chance of getting a bicycle spoke. Not only that, but the whole set has a set quality of 2.53 (Out of 5 on a 1-5 scale), and a pack (rare) quality of 2.4. Two point f...ing four. Beautiful.
3: Masques block had Port, the Spellshaper Legends, and Sivvi.
Good Cards in Odyssey:
Rites of Initiation
Odd, I see a lot of crap here:
Mudhole (Which I got in the only OD pack I'm buying unless that's all that's there)
All 5 shrines
Atogatog (Extremely limited use)
Ray of Distortion (cost)
Hint of insanity
Battle of Oinks (Too predictable.)
Any non-Psych atog
Any creatures that suffer at threshold (Can't block, usually.)
I welcome all replies.