That's kind of the point though, Jeff. For half the cost of WoW's annual fee you can get unlimited access to an entire, new game. safe wow gold And don't kid yourself, some of these games are going to keep you WELL occupied and interested beyond a simple year. Hell, most of them are pushing out a 5.2/5.4's worth of brand new content every single month - for not a penny more. And your estimation doesn't even include the box fee(s) associated with WoW.
I am not suggesting that WoW isn't a good entertainment value, rather that the dollar movies have invaded the multiplex when you're still trying to charge nine bucks to see your film. The world has just changed, that's all, and calculations like yours ("what -- 180 dollars?") aren't really par for this particular course anymore.
Good on you. I'll play WoW all year for my $180 because I like it. If you can get by with less great.
Since you are on a WoW site pretty heavily, your game must not be all that. Otherwise you would be on that site commenting, right?
I play other games too, many of us do.
I didn't just slap your grandmother, and it isn't exactly the height of shocking that there some real competitors out there for zero dollars right now.
If people pay more for it, buy cheap wow accounts who are you to say it should be cheaper? Start your own MMO or any product and let me boss you around about how you handle your accounting.