So I'm not going to start a whole "internet argument" thing, because there are legitimate points to be made on both sides from where I'm sitting, but . . .
That makes no sense... Everything has the chance to be bundled later. If you're buying the monthly bundles to not to play the games right away you're always gonna feel ripped off. It's like complaining because I bought a game on release for full price and then getting mad cause it got bundled later.
have any of the hero monthly games been bundled afterwards for less? That would be a better test for/against.
Mad Max for $12 by itself is the lowest it has ever been.
South Park/war of mine, same
ark/wasteland 2, same
all the other games in each monthly bundle should be mathed out to $0 because you are already getting 1-2 known games for the cheapest they have ever been at that time, and the cheapest for several months after the bundle
Here's the issue as I see it: if you're willing to brave the key-selling (aka trash) thread on or around the time that a bundle is released, you can usually find the headline game for $5 or less because a subset of subscribers have already acquired that game for their personal inventories through shady sites or glitches. Because HB is going to (apparently) rebundle everything else in later bundles, the value of the "extra" games is fairly limited, but if there are one or two that you really want, you can find folks selling their extras for one or two bucks in the trash thread too. So for considerably less that the $10.8 or $12 entry point, depending on whether you have a current coupon, you can get the bits of a bundle that you're interested in without the filler that you don't want.
I think it has to do with trading and one is more desirable but I don't go in that world.
OTOH, there's this. Some people hate the trash thread and won't go near it if you paid them. And they don't want to tremorbro or venture onto Steamtrades or whatever other mechanism may be available for this purpose. For some folks, it's just easier to pony up the $12. I respect that, but this is CAG.