I completely agree. I can certainly do without the relics (can get these in abundance in tournaments and in reward chests for visits), 2x1 culture items, coin rains, etc. We need items we cannot get elsewhere - temporary battle buildings and pet food (even though I managed not to ever get a Phoenix, others need it).I would be happiest if the overabundance relics and the 2x1 culture options got dropped. Seriously who is crafting for relics or 2x1 culture?
I certainly would never pay diamonds for a refresh when I know the expectation is relics or tiny culture.