Maybe the "sheeps" [sic] enjoy what the DLC offers and are willing to spend a few bucks for it. That doesn't make them dumb. There is no evidence that civ5 is crippled at all by this DLC. There is just 1 civ missing. Big deal. Think back to civ4's release. The core game was buggy, but great. Now imagine if the byzantines were available at launch for an extra $5. If you really want the byzantines, then great! Drop $5 and get them. If not, the game is the EXACT same. Supply and demand runs the markets, not whining.