I'm also 31 and just went to my first regionals in Arlington this year. I definitely think you should go, they're a ton of fun! I'm hoping to go to locals once some of my LGS announce their tournaments.
this. This. THIS!!
I freaking love this card. It's literally N+Marnie in a single card.
Speaking of charm of courage, I'm aware Miraidon hasn't been doing great in JP tournaments but I wonder if this will be the card that turns the tides.
Looks like Bannette ex is has item lock with it's first attack. Early basic TL:
"During your opponent's next turn they can't play any item cards from their hand"
Could be cool depending on how the meta shifts.