Arena is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stalling game. At least, Arena brings you different experience all the time.Never did like Arena. I play Gwent bc of the reduced RNG stupidity that other card games have but in Arena its just like, the person with the better cards win. I mean, I've played other CCGs with their own version of Arena and tbh, Gwent has the worst one.
And yes, you will need a decent hand to enjoy it. I would not recommend even starting the run if you have less than 15 golds in your draw.