How much would you pay for Gears of War add-on maps?


Now that everyone and their mom owns Gears of War, epic is looking for new ways to leverage Xbox Live Marketplace's ability to extend the life of old games make even more money.  Here's an exerpt posted on GAF on what Mark Rein will have in store for us, literally. This should sound familiar:

Epic thinks the way to maximize the return on Gears of War is to give the maps away for free and Microsoft thinks the way to maximize the return on Gears of War is to sell the maps. So what we’ve agreed to do is to put these maps on sale at a reasonable price then make them free a few months later. They did this with the original Halo 2 map pack and it was a huge success. Lots of people bought the maps and lots of people downloaded them when they became free. That’s what is going to happen and it seems like a fair compromise for both companies and a win-win for Gears players.

Well, hell yeah hardcore Gear heads will buy the maps early!  I know a handful of guys that spend 75% of their time gaming on this single game, so I know they'll jump on it right away.  But since there's no price tag on it and discussions are still in the air, I thought I'd pose the question to the community. What would you say would be the fair price to download the Gears of War map pack?  

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