And whilst the monster Muramasa starts his hostile takeover of the saber rosters, in this little corner I very happily got myself Altria Alter just over halfway through my SQ supply yaaay! She was definitely a favourite pull (seeing as I no longer had the "need a strong rider excuse after getting Ivan from the lucky summons banner). Shinjuku was probably my favourite "episode" and Altria and Jeanne's comedy duo was the highlight, so very, very glad that I managed to get them both.
Thanks for the tips guys and yes it's been really helpful being able to scan ahead for summon banners as now having a complete set of 5*s, I too am very much for getting favourite servants over meta except, and exactly as you say, for casters of which I still would like to get that bloody Merlin and a Skadi (preferably the future ruler variant, though her release time seems packed with other characters I'll want!).
I've tried Muramasa and he's a blast to use and very, very cool to boot. As much as I love the Emiya character, I'm highly tempted for Muramasa heh. Thankfully they're throwing SQs our way with the new year campaign (even I'm happily getting these returning master bonuses :s) so I'll try to farm some more from free quests to have enough for 6 attempts and maybe try for the mad Muramasa over the crazy Orion.
Edit: just had to add a pic of these two clowns in Shinjuku and the Jeanne eyeroll