I just saw that a new "mini-expansion" is available for the game. I don't currently own the game but I must say that it is one that interest me the most on TGC. I really enjoy the art, gameplay seems smooth and easy, and the upcoming expansion ("Ghost Town" if I remember correctly?) looks like it could bring a bit more depth to the game...
I have a single question: Will it ever hit kickstarter? (...!)
I just feel that "Villages" would really fit on kickstarter. Considering there are expansions planned AND other games project under developpement from the designer, having a kickstarter campaign could help both gathering some funds and some fans...!
If it's no, then I'll buy it anyway someday... But if it's yes, then I'll start saving...!
Why wait for kickstarter? The card quality from TGC is decent and you will be missing out on a year+ of playing a great card game. I don't think the price on TGC wil break you.