i'm not looking to do ANY micro-transactions, ever. Paid my 15, staying at that.
I don't blame you, the Crowns are easy enough to earn in game that you shouldn't ever need to buy them if you are willing to spend some time playing (which is what a game is for anyway
Some people are earning more Crowns from playing for a day than you would get for $10.
It's only really there as an option for those who can't spend the time earning it and want to do the larger scale battles sooner.