GOG.com was build upon a foundation of delivering the best value to gamers. We know gamers are not stupid, and we know they won't buy anything we serve just because it's there. Of course we'd like to include all the DLCs, extra materials, soundtracks for free, but that's not always possible. For some of the games, it's possible to bundle all the expansions (or DLCs) in one package, for some it ain't. I can understand that you might be afraid that we're losing our values, but we're not. All we want is DELIVER the games. At the end, it's always YOU who decide--buy or skip. And we'd rather give you that choice now.
Fair enough, it's always best to have choice. Though to be honest, waiting to get a decent chunk of DLC for a higher rated game would probably have made it easier for GOG. I hope in time GOG will try to combine it all into a single bundle.
I agree with the vote with your wallet ethic.
I actually want to play Omerta, but I feel the $40 price tage is excessive even for a new game when it is not boxed and with a ton of SE / CE goodies, so I am patiently waiting for it to go on 60%+ sale or just drop to a more acceptable (by me) price.
As for the DLC, well GOG have so far and will (please do not let me down) continue to give us the best of the gaming world they can, with expantions and other goodies included. The Witcher 2 gets used here a lot for good reason, as should System Shock 2 and Broken Sword.
The thing is we want new games here on GOG, and they try. The modern gaming market is money hungry, customer wringing, and generally piss-poor AAA games without the $60 of DLC. We all know that DLC is part and parcel of modern gaming, the best part is that if we do not want it, we just do not buy it. We can in fact tailor make a game we want by buying what we want, and ignoring crap like $5 for 4mb (I do not have it, but that must be in the game already right?).
For an ending point though it is the publishers we should be mad at,we all know GOG let the publishers choose the pricing level for their games, and this DLC is £3.49 on Steam currently, so no matter where you go it is Haemimont Games and Kalypso to blame for this price and quality. GOG just sell the games and rightly so they should give people the option of DLC for a game they own, it is then down to the player to choose if they want the DLC. GOG wont tell you that you must, and if they could I am sure they would have tried to bundle this into the game (please keep doing that) to kept their customers happy.
I though, for one will be voting with my wallet as it is all the publishers and developers understand these days.
I will also like to point out to any further developers/publishers who think about this on GOG- pay for DLC is fine, so long as it is worth the price of admission and after 1-3 years you bundle it all
(you stingy SOBs) into a GOTY or "complete" edition.
I can wait or live without, can you financially survive long enough to get my money?