why would you take up a hobby that you cant afford and then complain about the prices???
Because, dear bitsandkits, when I took up the hobby, almost twenty years ago, I was able to afford it.
Then the price got higher. And Higher. And HIGHER.
And I just wasn't able to keep in the hobby. Here's why I complained. I was just flushed out YEARS ago and now, I couldn't get in even if I wanted to.
Your alternative seem legit to me, but now, I haven't played a game for a long time, because a lack of player in my neighborhood, lack of time, life happening and all that, and I've limited myself to read some BL publication, but as I said in my earlier post even their prices politics was getting weirder and weirder.