After all the TOTS hype, and playing countless games with some of the top rated cards available, I have now gone back to a mostly legends team. What a difference!
Either the IG stats are higher for legends than what the cards say, or I'm starting to believe the theory that more than 3 or 4 IF/Special cards actually hurts the team's performance (or both).
I also now have a chance to try out some legends that I couldn't afford earlier in the season, like Stoichcov and Weah.
As for a few non-legends mixed in, it's nice not to have to worry too much about links. Classic Cambiaso has impressed me so far. TOTS Naingolan is the best box-to-box I've used to date. I have to say Buffarini has been the most pleasant surprise of all. He defends much better than I expected.
I guess I've finally learned what many of you already know, and I will no longer be swayed by card ratings alone. I'll take Stoichcov and Weah over any IF/TOTS striker (just my personal preference, not looking for a debate).