I've only played Netrunner a handful of times, but it's a fascinating, deep, well designed game. The baked-in mind games put MtG bluffing/Jedi mind tricks to shame
Unfortunately I feel like it takes more time and mental bandwidth to really learn the game than I have. Vintage is my one true love and it's hard to make room for anything else!
I played since the beginning up until the end of flashpoint cycle. It's a great game, but finding players can be difficult. I also grew frustrated with the direction the Organized Play was going, having little in terms of support, and the implementation of a ban/restricted list and functional errata really turned me off. I became used to the power level the game was at, and it seemed to be watered down after the changes.
I've recently started playing it and love it. I played it a bit in the 90's when it was still a CCG, but the recent release is much better. It's deep, has a lot of strategy and rewards aiming for the highest percentage play - and the best thing: you're never so far behind that you can't come back. So even if you're "clearly losing" there are possibilities to come back and win out of nowhere.
It's a great game but if you want to play competitively it's not that cheap: you kind need to spend 15-30 bucks every month in new releases.
The good think is that buying the core set is enough to take you through every non-competitive scenario you may want to play in.
EDIT: but yeah, what other people said is true. It's hard to find people to play with. They've recently put into existence a Standard format, with rotation and all, so that could make people play it more and come back to it. Seems like a lot of people got bored with the old state of things. Let's hope it works
if you want to play competitively it's not that cheap: you kind need to spend 15-30 bucks every month in new releases.
/me looks at post
/me looks at vintage
/me looks at post
Hahaha sure, sure. I'm not comparing. Vintage is FREAKING BEYOND EXPENSIVE. You can't really compare that to anything. Magic overall is quite costly.
Netrunner costs way less than that, but way more than videogames or a board games, that's the overall comparison. (And where I live data packs cost around 30 bucks each, so it's a bit steeper for me).