Regarding the "lack of value" comments in my opinion, given the rather low cost of admission for the product and its replay capacity coupled with the rather open file orientation for moddability as well as the free network play and the new content - code, graphics, functionality, media -etc... I find a $10 cost token at best. I look at mini x-packs as a sort of voluntary ultramicro subscription system.
Yes one could say IC is not SD. In fact it is a new company and Sins is its only product right now and IC has ongoing costs to take care of. It is not like its long tail is established yet. On a side note, it is very responsive to the community and I think it is modeling itself well on SD as a sister company, so let's not needlessly hamper its progress with hackneyed bitchin'
For what it is worth frankly speaking, if SD offered a $120 a year "all access" plan with even a bonus say a $20 discount for advanced prepayment I would hop on it in a minute. Now if someone wants to call that being a "fanboy" then so be it. I call it supporting a great company that goes out of its way to support its customers.