Honestly yes, I would pay money for my favorite mods. They can easily add one or two expansion's worth of content and quality changes: and knowing how to mod to some extent lets me improve some things I see as flaws. Modded generally work to make their own vision since it isn't purely a labor of love, but there's nothing new special about professional designers accepting feedback. And in my opinion the BE deva should have listened more to feedback on pushing what makes the game unique more. Playing without mods would feel like a huge step back for me - like playing Civ V with no dlcs.