So that's a good tradeoff to me, I can use the extra $ to pick and choose MasterSkins and Premiums if I like, after the grocery store has had a good sale on wieners.
LOL -- weiners are a luxury item (i.e., no food value, but taste great) so I don't buy those too often; I've been learning to do a lot with beans.
The thing about Master skins and Premiums is that the skinners are (rightfully) trying to make money on them, so they're designed with mass appeal (i.e., minimal) in mind, so there isn't a lot of surprise there -- no fire-breathing dragon, or that skeleton that pops over the start menu like in the Halloween skin. Master skins and Premiums are like the "little black dress" or "navy blue suit" of skins -- elegant and classic, gets you in the door everywhere, flatters the figure, use it every day. Subscriber skins were like a tux or a ball gown--still elegant, still flattering but more WOW factor.