Well to start off, I'd like to say that it's nice to see that this blog is finally coming back up :)
Anyway, if you haven't noticed, hipcheck put up that fancy new poll on what you guys think the best card set is. Here's each of the sets summarized:
Yep, the martial artists. Generally, the martial artists are pretty quick characters with medium-ish damage. Pretty standard characters if you ask me.
They're closer to range-specialists than any of the other card sets. In their unfavorable range, they usually only have moves useful for rangedancing. If they're at their favorable range, though, their attacks are damn powerful. They arguably have some of the best items in the game.
This group is more of a specialist or niche group. Each character does something really different. The characters are focused a bit more on chance than in other sets.
Yeah, the vampires. They're generally fairly slow but powerful and versitale. They have access to items that keep themselves alive, and even if they don't use them, some of the vampires have life drain attacks.
So, which character set should you use? It depends on how you want your deck built. For example, if you want a power deck, you should build it around a certain range with Amazons and possibly some villagers. A general-purpose deck will usually include vampires and martial-artists. Gimmick decks will always contain at least one villager. Depending on what kind of deck you want to use, one set will always be more powerful than another, but in general, all the card sets are pretty much the same.