A couple months ago when the Ruby/Sapphire rarity scheme was changed for EX Pokemon, there was a discussion on this topic. I for one was a bit disappointed at the time, but chose to continue buying the cards, mainly for the reverse foils. However, after buying close to $1000 of both R&S and Sandstorm, I've found it extremely dissatisfying to collect anymore. With regular holos (not including EX) now being twice as rare as during the WOTC-days (there's 1 holo in every six boosters, average - compared to 1:3 before), I've found that my Sandstorm holo collection is half the size as my WOTC-produced holo collections. Plus, without going into the actual numbers, Nintendo uncommons are now more rare that normal (non-holo) rares. As a player, I'm very pleased with the new Nintendo sets, as well as the announcements about POP. Nevertheless, I've found it very frustrating to collect the new cards, especially after recently buying 3 booster boxes of Sandstorm and STILL not getting the entire Holo set. Two of my local collecting buddies have also expressed similiar frustrations with completing the set. In fact, twice I've bought between 16 blister boosters from Target and twice ended up with only one Holo/EX. (Makes me wonder if the producer is pilferring from the blisters.) I think I'll be spending more time on e-bay buying holos in order to complete my future sets. Forget about trying to complete sets by buying lots of boosters! Anyway, are there any more players out there who also collect and are frustrated like me?