Wow. I just read through the first page. All you people who are spreading enough FUD to fill half the planet all WITHOUT playing the game please kindly shut it. You are doing no good to anyone. You haven't fully experienced the game and there is no clear explanation to the details. And before you complain about a few plants costing $3, as long as they aren't consumable... Why the heck not? Say you buy 3 of them and leave it at that, I think it is more than fair and reasonable. But without anyone really putting in a sizeable amount of time, every thing being said is nothing more than complete, total assumption. Remember, while Popcap is owned by ea and this is freemium, it doesn't mean it will be as hacked up as RR3 was. Right now, the only confirmation we have is that there are some plants that cost a static, non consumable amount of money. So if you've played the game and have experienced it, please share your experiences. Everyone else that is doomsaying, go create a NZ account, download it and try it yourself. It's simple to do, and unless you do please kindly stop.