I mean, I'm not mad at it...totally different business models, but it's just funny how companies play these games. I bought GW2 on release and just like the original, couldn't get into it...I just don't care for the world like I do for Final Fantasy. The lore isn't as engaging. Anyone who isn't in EA going to play it this weekend to kill time?
It's actually good business. Like how premium cable channels give you a week/month of service for free every year. Or that old crack dealer cliche', "First taste is free". Even if only 15% of these new players sign up and purchase after the trial, it's profit.
That said, not my cup of tea either. I'll be busy wearing my moogle cap along with half my server.