I'm still trying to see why you're saying Pain costs $90? Did you pull that number out of your butt? I just counted $70 max from the PS store, but even you said that most if not all of the $.99 characters aren't needed, so that knocks price down quite a bit.
I think Pain is a pretty cool game, and it's quite funny too. I do have a small issue with the pain labs, because sometimes I'm not sure how to do the objective. For example, When it had the two glass buildings, that was quite confusing. But it's still a cool game.
It would be much more proper if they just patched new stuff in for people who bought Pain. The thing that bugs me the most is that even if you don't own the content you have to download it which makes home absurdly huge. Then when you buy something it's just a 100 k unlock.
I have to agree with the above post. I've had it since just after it launched (free voucher with PS3 purchase). I've tried to play it so many times, but cannot see much enjoyment. Plus it's a huge file even without DLC that takes up room for games like Wipeout and PixelJunk. Maybe I am unable to see the enjoyment and maybe I'm missing something, but I'd rather buy a burger at a restaurant...yeah only get to use it once, but at least I'll enjoy it.