I am one of those people who didn't really get f2p games early on. I wasn't raising a pitchfork, but I just didn't get why anyone would do it. But a game finally did come along that changed my view on it (Puzzles and Dragons) and I looked at it similarly to a subscription that I could cancel. As I've looked more into f2p games, I've definitely found some that are more blatantly trying to reach their hand into my wallet than others. The worrisome trend I'm seeing is when i hear comments like 'it isn't that bad' or 'all games are like this' and I'm wondering as the next generation of gamers come up, whose first experience is a f2p game, that the bar is really low for standards. People who never played a game without a paywall or the opportunity to spend your way through a challenge. I feel like this trend is only going to get worse as time goes on, with less and less people who had console experience on xbox/ps2/(that era of )pc and earlier.