Amen. And amen. And amen. You have to forgive me. I'm not familiar with the local custom. Where I come from, you always say "Amen" after you hear a prayer. Because that's what you just heard - a prayer. Where I come from, that particular prayer is called "The Prayer for the Dead." You just heard The Prayer for the Dead, my fellow stockholders, and you didn't say, "Amen." This company is dead. I didn't kill it. Don't blame me. It was dead when I got here. It's too late for prayers.
- Lawrence Garfield, Other People's Money
And I don't know. You tell me. This whole dream, was it wishful thinking? Was I just fleeing reality like I know I'm liable to do? But ... it seemed real. It seemed like us. And it seemed like, well, our home. If not Arizona, then a land not too far away. Where all parents are strong and wise and capable. And all children are happy and beloved. I don't know.
Maybe it was Utah.
I agree with a lot of the issues you brought up, with two very important exceptions.
First, I disagree that MtGPQ is dead. I'm a newcomer to the game (downloaded it last month, don't even have all the commons yet), meaning I wasn't around for all the past screw-ups you described, so they had no influence on my experience. Even after a month, it still feels rewarding to me to work my way through the Story missions. It sounds to me like the time has simply come for you to move on from this game to something else, which is an inevitability for every single player game in existence. The thing that determines when a game dies is the playerbase, and I wouldn't call this game dead until the day comes when I enter a QB pod that doesn't reach 3000 players before the round ends. You are entitled to your opinion about this game, and I respect and understand your decision to stop playing, but you have no right to declare it dead for everyone else who still enjoys it.
Second, I disagree that every digital version of MtG has been an "unmitigated disaster". That's not to say that any of them are as good as face-to-face paper MtG, but if that's all that the digital versions were trying to duplicate, then they would have no audience because those people would already be playing paper MtG. If you want to draft at 3:00 in the morning, then MtGO is pretty much your only option. Personally, I got a surprising amount of mileage out of the most recent Magic: Duels game since I'm a skilled drafter, but I desperately needed practice in actually playing the game once I've drafted a deck, and Magic: Duels gave me a place I could do that for free. Just because they are inferior and different from paper Magic doesn't mean they have no reason to exist and are all automatically failures.
And for those that don't know, Puzzle and Dragons was another match 3 game by D3 that had to actually shut down due to a dwindling player base and horrid design decisions.