Shield, you sound like you're just trolling so I ignore your posts.
Zach, you make free-to-play sound like something horrid, whiich it isn't. You still get a playable game for free, nobody is holding a gun to you head saying you have to buy those in-game items, that is entirely your choice.
I beg to differ. I described what the Free 2 Play model is, and how it works. If it sounds horrid, that might be because it is (from a consumer stand-point). I've been playing LOTRO for several years, before and after F2P. Subscribing just doesn't compare to what you get for free, I mean even stupid crap like Swift travel routes, or more than 5 auction house listing, more than 2gold for your character, have to be purchased or unlocked in some way..
I've spent more money on the game in than I have in the previous 3 years. Obviously I still play because I like the game, and I buy TP because I think some of the perks I like to get are worth it.. But that doesn't change the fact it is a manipulatively expensive process for the customer.
If you think my opinion is harsh, you should try talking to people who actually Hate