It's just my opinion and I said not everyone would agree with me. I've also spent much larger amounts on effects and props than what I spent on Greed. I'm just saying that, in my opinion, there are better money tricks and there are better ways to spend $47. I explained what I thought the faults of the gimmick were - you're free to disagree. I choose to spend my time developing routines I think have more impact.
And you're happy with every magic purchase you've made? So do you spend hours working on tricks you did feel are not that good just because you spent a lot of money on the effect?
I'm glad you like Greed. But I could do without the lecture because I have a different opinion about it's relative value.
Didn't mean to lecture. I simply disagreed and stated my reasons for that. While I've not been happy with EVERY magic purchase I've made, I will say that I'm not in the habit of making impulsive purchases. Often I can discern the method, or part of the method, by watching a demo video and I can almost always immediately identify whether or not a particular effect is just "cool" or will actually fit in my repertoire. Sometimes I buy a trick initially because it's just cool, (Masuda's "Frozen In Time"); eventually working it into my program. Other times the effect is good and I have every intention of using it; but the method turns out to be impractical for me in the real world, ("Holy Grail"). Occasionally - but rarely these days - I will purchase something that, to me, is pure crap, (Bullet Catch 22 by Sparks); but that may work well for others. Then there is the even rarer occasion when I buy something that is just hastily or cheaply put together for the sake of putting it on the market and that I wouldn't recommend to anyone, (no examples come to mind, but I'm sure I have a few collecting dust in a drawer somewhere).
But because I make an effort not to make impulse buys based on coolness and tend to make purchases designed to enhance my performances, the number of effects I buy that I am not happy with is minimal.
In any case, I wasn't lecturing you by any means; nor was I being argumentative. I simply disagreed with your assessment and stated my reasoning as to why. No worries.