Shamus hits the pricing issue with a side dish addressing the shelf life of games.
It’s a good article, and well worth reading. Shamus is also hosting comments over on his site:
I’ll just sign off here by noting that I’ve purchased two games on Steam in the last 10 days, both on sale. That’s more money than they would have got from me otherwise, even for good games like World of Goo and AudioSurf. There’s a recession on, and people are paying attention to these things.