Firstly sorry that your original thread was hijacked.
I don't think there is a player here that thinks balls are cheap. However for the enjoyment the game gives me, I consider this game good value and we do have a choice of what balls to use.
However what many players forget is that WGT is first and foremost a business. And balls are their biggest revenue stream from us players.
So my reducing the price on balls means that their revenue drops, profits decrease and future development would suffer.
For me the ball useage is better than I get in real life as I use a new ball every round, so I am not the best person to get a comment from, My used balls are then used solely for practice.
I agree WGT could have "deals"on balls, but personally would like to see a "bulk" price incentive - but again that in turn reduces revenue, so perhaps even as a marketing tool from time to time.
Subscriptions IMO will not work. Many players would choose not to subscribe and for those high users, then again I harp back onto the fact of revenue loss. No business in their right mind will choose a $30.00 monthly income if those same people are spending $120.00 as you say.
Lost balls are a part of golf,whether in real life or on here - however I have suggested that a random replacement ball be found under some circumstances before (like in real golf, you lose your ball from a rank shot, but find a different ball in its place when searching).
To sum up, yes it can cost a lot to play, but we have a choice and unlike real golf.we can earn credits via the offers for just the cost of your time. Wgt is a business and we do not know, nor will never know how profitable it is without seeing their financial accounts, but what they have delivered is a great game.
But I also agree that WGT should do more to "look after" their customers and listen to the feedback. Yes ball prices are steep, but if they were too high people would simply stop buying or buy cheaper balls, as I said, we do have some choice.