...Lightsworns and Blackwings weren't remotely cheap when they were meta. Lightsworns were the most expensive deck in the format, and Blackwings were pretty expensive too between Vayu and Armor Master.
The way meta people work, is they try to find the most efficient and consistent way to win a duel. Decks can be for fun and still win. I was like you once... When I was 16 and started playing this game again, I wanted to avoid being meta at all costs, but then I realized that decks are meta for a REASON. It's cuz they're good, and winning is fun, you can't deny that. Some decks are extremely boring and scripted, like Gladiator Beasts (in my opinion, it's the most scripted archetype there is, and I find scripts boring), but others are plenty of fun. In fact the guy you shot down instantly for suggesting another deck type, was suggest a FUN DECK for you to use. AvengerDAD isn't remotely meta, and it's very cheap.
I didn't mean the price of the deck ... *facepalm*