As the "Best Card List" comes to an end now, if anybody wants to submit their "Favourite Card List" and if there are enough votes, this will follow soon.
And I like to cross-post this from the other thread as I'm not sure if everybody has read that:
I definitely did want to do that [a ranking of the expansions]. But I realised that's hardly possible to rank the sets, because we have no ordered list of all cards.
I started before I found a fitting formula. But I thought a little bit more about it and came up with the following.
Each card gets a percentage value based on how many cards in that list are below this card that are not in the same set.
For example: Militia is #8 out of 43 in the $4 list. But it is the best card of the set (with 10 $4 cards), so it has a value of 26/33 or ~79%
After that I calculate the mean average of all cards of the same set. Alchemy has still a problem with only 2 cards, the rest can't be compared.
This leads to the following ranking:
#1 Cornucopia 64%
#2 Prosperity 61%
#3 Seaside 56%
#4 Intrigue 48%
#5 Hinterlands 44%
#6 Base 41%