In case someone is interested in this, EA is giving Battlefield 1942 away for it's 10th anniversary.
I'd suggest throwing in Burnout Paradise to get your crash fix. For about the same price used(if you dont already own this one), you get a full retail game, along with the Showtime game mode, which is what burnout crash is based on, but Showtime was way more fun.
I am not purchasing a substantial amount of "new" EA software in the next year, due to their chosing not to allow me to drive Porsches in a game that by all rights (in my opinion) should be allowed to have Porsches in it.
The following is a list of games I will not be purchasing this fall, that I most likely would have purchased:
NFS: The Run
Mass Effect 3
Star Wars the Old Republic
So, $60 x 4, $50 for SWTOR + $15 a month x 12 for a sub = $470 out of a possible $485 EA would have had in their pocket from me in the next year, strike that, 4 months.
multiply that by 1,000 Porsche enthusiasts(I'm sure there are more than 1,000)
$485,000 or if there are 10,000 that will follow me down this path $4.85 Million dollars.
Maybe this will hurt EA maybe enough that they'll stop screwing with us.