^ It compliments what I've posted very nicely... +Rep, friend!)
Honestly, if I didn't have my Lifetime Sub to keep me coming back to this game in my free time, Housing on it own would be a huge negative to keeping me around. I love the Fluff, Cosmetics, Housing aspects of my chosen virtual world. I don't play this as a hardcore gamer, obsessing over gear and raiding. I play this as a virtual life in my free time to unwind and roleplay a bit in your phenominal interpretation of Middle-earth! The very fact that I don't need a sub as a Lifer is what keeps my 17 characters (9 of which are end-game Mains of each class) active in-game, visible and intereracting with players to convince them that there is a lot of life in this game.