Yeah, there's a lot of rubbish between the good auto's these days. The whole idea of "case hit major cast auto" really seems to have died now. Your auto plate would have been considered the case hit.
That trooper die cut sktech looks very nice - to be honest I think you did extremely well on the sketches, the bug looking one is probably the only substandard one, the rest are all very good...
Annoys me that it's only the foil stamp that changes when it's numbered or a parallel. Makes all the auto's look the same. Compare it to Finest where you can build a rainbow of the different versions and they all look different.
As you say, the base card art is pretty nice. Also pretty cool that a number of the base cards are done by some of the sketch card artists who I know through facebook and the like. They're all very stoked to see their art on a base card this time around.
I'll probably go another couple of boxes of this and finest in a few weeks...have to wait for pay day though LOL!!