But...even the most expensive pack only takes 2-3 games to unlock. Why would you do that? Shit. He's going to be a statistic in a marketing conference where they can point and say, "See, gamers love to spend money on RANDOM GAME ITEMS THAT EQUATE TO AN HOUR OF PLAY."
This is why I cringe when Jeff encourages people to vote with their wallet. His reasoning is completely valid, but a sucker is born every minute. If suckers have enough buying power, they can really fuck the rest of us over.
So instead of saying, "Vote with your wallet. If you like spending money on random easily-attainable items, please continue to do so." I'm going to say, "Stop it."
So you're pissed about what someone else does with their money. Great perspective there.
How people spend their money will have an impact on how these games are designed in the future. If this micro-transaction model is wildly successful for EA, then it's likely it will become very pervasive. If the other major publishers follow in EA's footsteps, then this sort of exploitative game design could become a new standard rather than just an odd exception.