Thrones is so sick. The back and forth in the game is very similar to Netrunner, and even relatively one sided games are always close enough to be satisfying. I think this thread is a good starting point for the online community, which hopefully will end up being infected with Netrunner players
I'm also not big of the cardgameDB scene. I anticipate thronesDB will become more and more popular.
Out of the core set, Bari seems to be quiiiite powerful. I also love my Lannisters though, which I've adopted as my main faction. They have great character quality. I think it also seems perfectly valid to play mono faction decks right now, mixing doesn't always seem worth it (yet).
Really loving this game so far. Tense gameplay that is exciting in the same way netrunner is.