Hey bud. I feel your frustration with plus. I only learned after my first year, cuz I'm stupid, DO NOT buy 3rd party downloadable titles week 1-8. You will likely get them free or 50%+ off once it cools off and sales slump. It's hard for me to wait because I love to buy new games, but after exercising a little discipline I get more stuff free or cheap and don't feel like I'm getting screwed every week. Hope this helps. I know it's not as fun this way but it will pay off, I promise.