Just a quick observation about game prices. I was reading a review about the new D&D online tools and read a gripe that the 4.0 books are now $34.95. Lets pull out the old inflation calculator:
D&D 3.5 out in 2003
Adjusted for inflation for 2007 (the latest numbers available)
You can probably add $.50 or so for 2008.
Notice how I carefully skipped over the 2000 release of 3.0 and their teaser price of $19.95.
You can read my analysis comparing D&D 1st edition to 3.5 here. The books are a much better value in todays dollars.