Regardless what everyone else is ranting about, being someone that almost always waits until games go on sale on at least 50% off during Steam Sales, I can't say something like this is unexpected. I of course bought GW2 pre-release as I believe the developers deserve to be able to make sales on a fully priced game.
However, for every other game I bide my time waiting until a sale or some kind of offer crops up & then jump on in. It ALWAYS happens, & I like to save money where I can, I'm not alone in this. Also aside from all you guys whining, Christmas is coming up, this is a good incentive for parents & gamers to buy GW2 as a present or for themselves which will bring in more players to the GW2 Community which makes the servers we play on busier & in personal opinion more enjoyable for some of the lower populated servers.
Anet gave us lemons? Just make lemonade! ;3
Edited by Baamoink, 08 December 2012 - 04:25 PM.