@stantongrouse said: when a game I had intended to play was announced as being removed from the service, rather than get annoyed (which previously I might have done) I just thought, "you had 12 months to play it and never felt enough of an urge to do so, move on."
Two nights ago I went through and deleted about 4 GamePass games that I'd downloaded and never actually got around to playing - felt exactly the same as you - if I'd really wanted to play them I would have done it months ago.
The only thing that annoyed me is that there's no easy way to find these games. The "free up space" option needs a "lapsed GamePass games" section so you can easily delete them.
As for the OP, no, it doesn't bother me at all. Not every game is on GamePass so I still ended up buying a handful of new releases this year like I always did, just now I don't have to buy everything I fancy playing and sometimes I'll play something I wouldn't have otherwise paid for. Feels like it's all win for me.
Edit: And that $180 will buy you what, 3 new games per year? I counted over 240 Xbox games currently available on GamePass the other night. Plus with GP Ultimate you also get 48 Games with Gold games per year. I don't have a gaming PC that I can use regularly but if I did there's another bunch of stuff on there too.