You reserved it because at the time, elite didn't sound appealing, you knew you wanted the game so when it came time, you did it. I did the same through Amazon as I didn't even want to drive to the store, I would rather wait for delivery, although I do
question myself for not upgrading to hardened. But with so many games and Skyrim also to get next week, my choice was a wise one (6 new games in the last 4 weeks). Elite is cool, would love to be a founder but $50 for a few emblems or whatever just is stupid,
I know it, you know it, but still want it. But seriously.....its just emblems....
Personally, I'm not that interested in Elite myself. If the first map pack comes out and I still enjoy the game I may purchase it and have a cluster of new stuff at once rather than gettting a new map here and there where the excitment wears off after I
play it 5 times in a row. Sure, I have to wait a bit longer but patience is a virtue and ok, so I end up paying a little extra in the end, but only if I still enjoy the game. This is my personal opinion.