Well I've had 2 Epic fails and 2 mid-length fails so far...
May buy the pedestal, but I'm refusing to buy the dragon itself. Not sure I like that option as the quest for all dragons becomes less meaningful.
Note this is my personal opinion and I've no qualms with others buying theirs. We each play our own game in our own way.
Good luck to all still searching for any dragon and congrats to those who have succeeded with our new gem dragon already!!