Actually my point is you need to have some sort of insanity to play a dead card game for 10 years after its death. Especially when on the other side there's a fully functioning and thriving card game.
I don't know, man. I don't really see "insanity" as a requirement for liking TCG over OCG. I'd say that the only thing you need for that is that you need to like TCG more than OCG, but what do I know, apparently there's something wrong with my head.
I guess I'll explain myself then... I mean, ramble unintelligibly, like the mad person that I am.
I only average like 1-2 games per week.
I don't go to TCO to rank up in the monthly tournament, or to hone my skills, or to test my decks, or whatever. I just play with friends for fun, from time to time.
Because we're playing in the TCG format, all of us can recall a vast majority of all available cards. Synergies or combos may surprise us, but the cards most likely won't. In a sense, we're able to look at the entire scope of the game.
But in the case of OCG, the number of set releases there approaches three fourths of a hundred. Maybe it's already past that point, I'm not sure. Becoming familiar with all those sets would be an actual commitment, and whilst I like Duel Masters really, really much and it was an important part of my life, it's not important enough for me to want to start learning it all over again.
So what I'm saying is, TCG is very much a comfort zone. A sanctuary of easy entertainment. I understand that my entire point sums up to the fact that I'm lazy, but it's all just a fun activity anyway. And there's nothing wrong with being lazy in this regard, is there?
Summarizing, I agree 100% that TCG is a vastly inferior competitive experience. However, not everyone seeks a competitive experience.