I feel your pain as I have 8 combat accounts I upgrade every expansion plus 3 buff bot accounts I upgrade whenever there is a level increase or a significant buff added with a new expansion so if they do a level increase I will be upgrading 11 accounts. Overall it is pretty cheap entertainment though imo. I can easily spend what I would spend on expansion upgrades in an hour at the casino. Add another hour and that could have paid for my subs on my 5 accounts that I keep all access year rounds. Add another hour and it would pay for my 3 combat accounts that I sub here and there throughout the year. So basically a year of entertainment vs 3 hours at the casino. Obviously I have a gambling problem when I see the flashing lights and the smell of stale cigarette smoke mixed with cheap perfume from the old ladies putting around with their walkers but overall EQ is cheaper than a lot of hobbies I can think of. When you throw a krono here and there throughout the year into the mix it just brings the price down even more.