You can win CCs in the Academy? Beyond the 4 per day that can be crafted? How?
You can win the buildings in the Academy? How?
So what if level 2 is expensive - don't do it if its too expensive! Do you do 100% of your Tournament provinces to 6* every week? If not, why not?
Ok, I will try this again and type slowly this time:
I said: Everything in L1 (L1 = Level 1 or Stage 1) I can get from the Magic Academy. There I may be blind but I haven't been able to see CCs in the first stage of the Spire. And I certainly haven't seen buildings in stage 1 of the spire.
All these nice goodies are in Stage 2 of the Spire, buildings even later - which you yourself just said "Don't do it if it is too expensive".
So what again is the point of the Spire for me?
And for the record: Comparing the Spire and Tournaments is - what is the technical term? - fatuitous.