It irks me that because during the first week of launch the prices for constructed cards were like 40-50 bucks people still feel that the game is "teh most expensive thing in teh world after gold itself". The last time I checked the price for the most expensive card was 10 dollars! And I'm quite certain the prices have dropped even further after that.
I would guess supply is really high with many ppl cashing out from a dying game, while demand is much lower.
Artifact really looked intriguing to me, but its whole economy is weird, and it was lacking incentives to actually play the game. Also no free way to try it out hurt it a lot imo.
This. With the exception that Artifact is not a dying game, it already has loyal core base that isn't going anywhere but ones who got there because of initial hype are bailing out and want some steam $ for the Christmas sale. And they (huge majority of them) aren't coming back ever.