Getting back to free-to-play, I don't see a company moving to an all-F2P development strategy as anything but completely bad. The Crysis games were far and away better singleplayer games imo, so Crytek is basically dead to me once they do this.
I'm generally more of an SP guy myself, but the last Crytek game I really enjoyed was Far Cry. Crysis didn't really do much for me and I haven't even bothered trying Crysis 2 yet. I'm not really excited about Crysis 3 either. Now, if Obsidian went F2P, I'd be devastated.