But it's not for the reasons you think. Nothing to do really with LotRO as a game. I'm currently enrolled in a Digital Design degree program at an online University: a second Bachelor's for what I actually want to do, if you will. And it's come to my attention that I greatly need a Wacom Tablet. So, instead of spending 200 bucks this month on a lifetime sub to LotRO, I'm saving that money to buy an Intuos 6x8 tablet.
The more I thought about LotRO and "lifetime", the more I realized that no matter how much I love the lore, I just don't see myself playing more than 2 years time. I'm an MMO-freak, so I know that when something new and shiny comes out I'll likely be attracted to it and move on, with LoTRO always to return to now and again.
This would be easier with the lifetime sub, but 200 bucks is a big chunk of change for a young married guy working his way through college and trying to pay off debt he racked up in error during his younger days.
And on top of it all... with Gods & Heroes, Pirates of the Burning Sea, and Age of Conan all coming out this year, I don't think I'll be playing only LotRO in the next few months. The pull of those other games is too great.
What about you all who pre-ordered LotRO? 9.99 a month or Lifetime?