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Same; I've probably spent countless $$ between WoW, SWTOR, and other MMOs too lol
Honestly, I should probably get back into playing MMOs again, but I haven't found much that isn't a) total trash or b) something I'm interested in. Like, I've tried Final Fantasy, but the game never clicked with me during my stint of playing it. Though, that could also be because I was/is never a huge Final Fantasy fan. After all, other than the MMO, the only FF game I've played is Tactics.
(If only partly because, no single game is worth hundreds of dollars.)
I think the only actual backlash is on the Fire Emblem characters specifically. (That just so happen to play far more similarly to each other, than most.)