Originally Posted by bdrr
Exquisite wasn't meant for kids? I don't understand your argument. You could get a box of Upper Deck for around $60. So Exquisite ruined it for kids because they couldn't afford the best cards? I can't afford a Porsche, but that doesn't ruin driving for me. If Exquisite ruined your childhood, it's probably because you were a greedy brat.
Upper Deck had products at every price point. Even their worst releases had better design and quality pulls than Panini's mid-end products.
So does Panini. You want a a $60 box of cards? Go buy Hoops and stop crying.
Quality and design are subjective. Your taste in design and what qualifies as good doesnt mean it will for others.