The variety will certainly be appreciated! I’ll also have an American fleet with half a chance against my other factions. I know how you feel about that feeling too. I’m a bit of a collector and in one field, I have about everything there is, so anything new is both extremely rare and expensive.
My original run of SM are actually a lot darker than the later run. The ships are anyway. The actual cards I can’t tell a difference.
Edit: I opened just one Revolution pack tonight. Got the rare Bonhomme Richard! Weird though, the other ship is actually two different ships. Deck plate of Hades’ Flame and sides and sails for Executioner….