I'll admit it. After the first couple paragraphs I pretty much just skimmed the article on magicthegathering.com to see what he had to say about the pricing policy and as it turns out... The whole article is really just one big advertisement for Magic Online. I mean, really now, would anyone be allowed to say anything bad about it? I'm more than a little irritated that this article ever saw the light of day. All it is, is a big long advertisement for how great Magic Online is. "It's better than real life!" Did anyone else read this and get uniformly disgusted? The pricing plan is a hot spot between players and WotC, and from what I've noticed and understood, players are almost unanimously against it. Check the poll on mtgnews.com. Very, precious few people are buying into it. It's just...ridiculous, and it really kills any credibility that magicthegathering.com could have had (but then again, MaRo's has been waning for some time now - remember the Auction of the People [who are friends with Mark Rosewater]?) Oy...had to rant.