The 4th chair said something that interested me about the new gaming landscape. A games intial release is much like a console if you want all the bells and whistle your going to pay a early adopter fee. You can buy the game minus content much like you can choose the size of the harddrive in a console.
Also for all the complaints about DLC the publisher are offering the full experience. You have to wait a year or so but the complete or game of the year edition kind of ends the entire argument against DLC. If you want the game early you have to pay there's nothing wrong with them charging you more money for more of a game or more services.