Im a fan of big base sets. I like seeing 300 cards in a base set. Couple that with select paralells of the base set, makes for a great chase. Example of this is Prizm golds/green and a base set of 300.
This enacts more trading and chasing down of cards. If you look at the BST, we finally see a few collectors posting their needs to complete a "Base" set. When was the last time you saw this happend in basketball?