it took me a long time to get my first one too, I was somewhere between Perks 3_5 when I got it, and I held on to it because I was afraid I would get an affix I didn't need on my gear. the funny thing was, I have been able to use all of the Crystal affixes I have rolled so far, even though I have retired some of the builds already, but not all of them were perfect rolls, so lot's of Diamonds to get them there.
when cheats/hacks are all you have that makes the game good and fun, the good and fun eventually goes away because the game is too easy with cheats/hacks, and then gets boring. I think that is why the Cheat/Hack Arena isn't empty, because the Cheaters/Hackers can fight it out to see who's cheat/hack build is the best and can get to Eternal League, Division 1, Top Three.
when you are putting in the time to play, plan, test, craft, research, brain storm with other players, farm, and all the rest, there is that sense of accomplishment that gives you the desire to play more and more, and more fun too.