At first player packs were a big deal, when I was newish and wanted to try new plastic. Now, I have a narrowed bag, know the molds I like, so the player packs have much less impact. When you start placing in AM, we (not sure if it works like this everywhere) get scrip(t). This gets old very fast, as the stacks of plastic start towering. Its almost reason to jump to open, that, and you can leave earlier on Sundays when you didnt even come close to cashing.
Although getting unusual things in player packs keeps me interested. So far SmartWool socks and an aluminum mini has been the best. Not bad for an $80 AM entry fee.