I like Pokemon more than you! :p
Sidenotes aside, when do we see the setlist for SWSH1? So excited then and I want to know if its possible for 3 different Cinders in a set.
I get why it is set up this way. SUM base decks had nest and ultra balls if I recall. One even had oranguru instruct in it. I'm happy we get research in it which is good enough to warrant a purchase.@Christopher Shehan
There are several cards of dubious value to even moderately experienced players that could have been replaced with something better... but these are Theme Decks after all, a.k.a. Starter decks. Even for as simple as Quick Ball and Evolution Incense seem, to a new player, they'd be a bit tricky. Which is why I'm grateful that Professor's Research made it into the decks at all, let alone in triplicate; when you're a newbie, knowing when to discard your hand and when to hold off for a turn is quite difficult!
Throw in the fact that I'm sure the powers-that-be - and some player/collectors - would prefer to not have a bunch of booster pack pulls - that would have otherwise seemed good - soured by the fact that "Oh, yeah... I already have a play set thanks to the Theme Deck." Nothing is helping Hop, Great Ball, or Potion in that regard.