the latest of which is jaxel's new addon that is 200 dollars. 200!!! that's just plain insane. that's 60 dollars more than xF itself costs.
aside from that though, even 30 bucks is pretty darn pricey, and several plugins cost more than that.
one of the (small) things i liked about vBulletin was that the community seemed more interested in making vB a better product with their plugins than they were in making tons of money. it seems to me the resources section is plagued by overpriced plugins without much in the way of features, and very poor support. heck, most "developers" disappear entirely after a while, and I've gotten burned several times so far.
personally, i just think the prices should be more regulated. but seeing how the xf staff are no where to be seen, this seems like a pretty unreasonable request. i don't think it's fair to have to sink the price of an xF license several times over for a few basic addons to functionality.
also, i don't understand why anyone would pay for such expensive plugins when the xf staff haven't been heard from in several months. xf might not even be around in six months. why buy a plugin no one is going to support in a year from now?
i know everyone's probably going to hate on me for this post, but this is just my opinion. again, i fully support an author's right to make a living off their products, the pricing just seems a little out of control to me.