I understand the negativity towards this idea, but its not a terrible idea in so far as there is nothing wrong with making premium cards better versions visually than the standard non-premium versions.
As you say yourself: no one wants to have things taken away from them. The idea would've been fine, but here we are in open beta (for a year now?) and people are very much accustomed to these effects and expect the product to improve further instead of being downgraded.
As for the game looking better than HS: lmao. HS looks good but apart from the interface it's worse than this game.
For those complaining about how hard it is to get premiums as a F2P player, seriously? So what, you want to get everything the game has to offer easily without giving the developers anything? In what world does that happen? I want to live there.
From what I can see in this thread not a single person complained it was hard to get premiums as a f2p. The only time it's mentioned is by myself, countering the fact that the OP said the game is "shoving" cards up our "asses" which I assumed was them claiming it was easy to obtain everything currently, and I mentioned it's not. No one ever claimed it was HARD to get premiums or asked for it to be made easier. Reading way too much into that, mate.