Originally Posted by Kuperov
Even taking into account the gear:
Sure, you've got to spend some cash to meet the requirements, but, once you meet those requirements, you've met them for all East Wind's to come. If for some reason you fall out of the hobby, you can usually make most of your cash back in the East Wind Marketplace, between other interested players, and players looking to upgrade or replace their existing gear with something newer and shinier.
Thanks for the warm welcome! We will definitely be chatting... in a tent... in the Soviet camp, under a red light, with your gear in a pile in the corner, and the Political Officer standing by to accept your renouncement of your Canadian Citizenship, your NATO Affiliation, and your admission of guilt for the war crimes you were committing prior to our capturing you on the wrong side of the border!
Oh, I've got NO complaints about the price, it's insanely fair if not tipped in the favor of the attendee, all of us gearing up for it agree. My wages on the other hand limit how quickly I can assemble my gear and save for a trip to Oklahoma :P
I look forward to renouncing my current affiliations and wrongdoings and working towards a better world for the peace loving socialist brothers and sisters world wide!