Man, I bought Gears 2: LE and Gears 2: GotY for something like $110 total over the course of those years.
Gears of War (the original) was by far my favorite 360 game for over a year, and I really hoped the sequel would be the same. It was a great, fun game, but the multiplayer was such a mess at launch that I feel they shot themselves in the foot releasing it when they did. :(
And now you guys can buy it for something like 90 cents + tax. Haha.