A big THANK YOU to Wildcard for making the dinosaur game I always wanted!
That being said, I don't understand the need for the paid DLC, but I understand the reasoning for creating the expansion. Testing the features that will be a part of future dlc integrating with core gameplay is fine and I would rather you get the system right in early access.
I own ark on both xbox and pc and I will buy the expansion for both. Considering the amount of gameplay I have put into it and the amount I see putting into it in the future, the price for all of it has been a steal.
The game will only get better for release and I will continue to play and support Wildcard.