I agree with you tbh, now that this game isn’t monetized, everything may as well be cheaper
I know there’s an argument for “but having to grind for credits means you have something to progress too” and sure, that kind of progression was great in keeping us long time players around for years, but DB is on a downwards spiral. New players aren’t gonna be interested in days of grinding for one merc, and they might not even have time to.
I’d rather they just knock the average merc price down to 5000 credits or something and go from there.
But even as things are @bubblegum, saving up for everything isn’t really that bad. You can get cards from cases, and most of them don’t even offer a very big gameplay difference, so being stuck with the defaults isn’t the end of the world. Just play the free mercs while you save up, none of them are bad, and by the time you have the credits you should have a better idea of who to play while you save up for the next merc