Personally I'd rather pay 2-3-4 times the amount and get a few solid hours out of some really well made content, than just a dab here and there.
Yeah. Here's to DA:Awakening signaling a return to proper expansions. On that note, I haven't had time to play it so I don't know if it's actually good or not yet..
I just don't think I'll ever see a point in these packs. It's not so much about price as the fact that I'm generally done with the game by the time they drop, and I'm not going to pick it up again just to play some "random" 1 hour-long side-mission. It would probably be nice to have for my eventual pre ME3 replay, but it's not essential enough for me to throw down $7 even if that's a tiny amount. for a 40 hour long game, what's another character/mission? So that leaves GOTY-editions I suppose, but in most cases I'm not going to be inclined to buy the game twice.
The only thing that would make me interested in small DLC packs like this is basically if something was added to the main story arch, but that is an Unholy Path(tm) best left alone. Case in point: The Prince of Persia epilogue, which picked up right after the end of the main-game cliffhanger. Granted, I did enjoy the extra hour or two but I'm not thrilled about having to throw down a few extra bucks in order to see the full story..
Fortunately it hasn't been repeated by other studios as far as I know(?).