Totally agree with you, Jaxxx. Just trying to justify their hefty pricing for what looks like very little actual original content.
By original, I mean innovative in that you aren't just getting more maps, a couple of new (and probably useless) vehicles and weapons, but maybe something that really adds to the game in a big way, creates a new direction, gives a new setting, something different. Then it would make sense.
But no, all the real work has been done and now they want to charge the same price or higher than people paid for the actual game just so they can churn out more maps that you might otherwise have had for free (with the modding community input) back in the days of BF1942. Wow, I am sounding like some grumpy old granddad harking on about the (imaginary) good old days that never even properly existed but you get my point*.
*Yeah, I just wanna moan!