Believe it or not kid, cosmetics used to be something baked into games and not something you had to get mommy's credit card for. They used to be something that demonstrated your dedication to the game through how much time you invested to get something really rare, and no matter how much money you had you couldn't just buy it in a couple of minutes. Cosmetics used to have value as a symbol of status. Not everyone could have the Black Qiraji battle tank or the Black Proto Drake , so when you saw one you knew that person was serious about the game.
Now cosmetics are just dumb valueless garbage to sell to whales , and even if there are some that you can only get once through gameplay you can rest assured that they will sell it back to you in the future, making it lose all the value it had. And it is all possible thanks to dumb people that buy/support this practices, just like you.
I do agree with you. Being there supporting the game at that moment. Earning something or proudly showing it off is a big deal for people who compete in anything. Now its just handed out later on. To be honest it does suck but its been so long nobody truly cares about these cosmetics. I don't even get impressed when my opponent has a legend card back. I stomp him or her into the ground too. I genuinely just enjoy what I have on my side of the board.