Everytime I read "copy from x,too childish,wtf a tcg,lolpay2win" I get really sad about the condition of some people.
Why is a copy a bad thing? And it isn't even a copy , because the only thing they got in common with other hardplay/onlineplay TCG's is that it is a TCG. Like WoW is a MMO and Diablo is a ARPG. Are those two games exact copies of other games around? No , they got different in depth gameplays , different themes , different franchises.
It is like yelling at Samsung for copying iPads , when the only thing they did is to make a genre/product accessible to a broader range of people. Nothing wrong about it here. And everyone who watched the livestream to the ACTUAL END and got a little bit of smartness , will see how this will definately crush every other available Smartphone/Tablet game within the first second.
It isn't pay to win , because it has the battle.net matchmade system. To counter that argument , one need to say Starcraft 2 is complete crap because of the matchmade system , while it is not. It has the best and most developed matchmaking system and because of that it is the deserved number one online strategy game , with the largest base of professional gamers all around the world. And we are still talking about a little niche game , which is meant to bring fun to you guys , not ripping it apart because it isnt hardcore enough for you.
If you think you are hardcore , go and buy the cards all day and guess what? Because of the matchmaking system you are then matched up with other "hardcores" throwing their money at the screen. For us normal people , we will totally enjoy it , while having spare times on the road or having some fun in bed/couch whatever at the evening.
And I will rephrase it : It won't take long to overtake the whole mobile gaming market with this , because this is Blizzard quality work , like we know it from it's other franchises. It is tailored to suit anyone. From kid to mother at home to the bored WoW gamer. Just grab the iPad/smartphone and have fun with a quality ad-free ( seriously , which free to play/download app isn't malfested with ads and bad programming? This isn't , it is a high quality piece of software and a high quality business model ) and !EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND GRASP! game.