So, I went to local game store today (Arkham Games) and went into a Magic: The Gathering standard tourney. I was completely DESTROYED. The guy I played was a cool guy named Robert who had a complete elven deck that just pooped on my new Red/Black combo deck. He eventually came in second in the tourney.
It was slightly discouraging, but I think that it also inspired me to come up with new deck ideas. Now, I want to see if I can make a nice mana ramp deck for the other colors. Also, I want to try out a white, quick monster type deck. I'm interested a little more in the game because of that tourney.