It was already on sale for $30 in the Summer Steam Sale.
And if by now you aren't convinced it's a worthwhile game after all the reviews plus additional info given here on Blues, then maybe it just isn't your type of game.
CD Projekt are also the type of developer I can whole-heartedly support due to the way they treat their customers and the value they add to their games.
Perhaps it's just a matter of you being cheap?
It's his type of game, for $2 and he needs to be able to resell it. Also it needs a demo, it should have oodles of free DLC, come with a strategy guide, a partridge in a pear tree and it should be packaged with Katy Perry.