we have used the gold coffee filters for years and dealt with the "sludge" in the bottom of the cup. i recently purchased a new coffee maker and asked the woman at the kitchen store what filter would she suggest - she said she only used paper filters.
european civilization had mills perfectly capable of grinding corn long before they had corn. consequently so did it's american offshoot. what kind of grits does anson mills produce they seem to be the gold standard for milled corn products. read the best way to grind corn to corn meal and grits discussion from the chowhound home
gold is also retained in the mortar boxes, copper plates, and riffles of stamp mills, especially those in which amalgamation is a feature. this applies also to concentrating and classifying equipment. ball-mill and tube-mill liners retain gold—as much as 1000 oz. if grinding is done in water and a tenth of this if done in solution.
gold cards are so powerful that new players often don't even stand a chance against people with just one extra gold card, god forbid they have any more than that. add to that the fact that you get basically nothing for losing, and new players might find themselves grinding out 5 scrap a match as their only way to start improving their decks.