Not just you mate, other people gonna break their F2P status just to get him. Hope you get lucky and Merlin come to your Chaldea later.
Also don't whale too much if you really want him so bad, consider we still have a bit of humanity in ourself.
My team comps mainly use Art servant, so i'm not gonna roll for Merlin.
Gilgamesh Caster is the only supp i wanted to complete my Art team. I'm F2P and getting Gil Caster seems easier, there are also Enkidu there so it's a win-win for me.
Another topic here : i'm gonna predict when Merlin banners come Aniplex and DW will bath in the sea of money. Well so much people have been saving their cash and tons of Quartz to get him.
Also the biggest FGO NA income in history.