2. No, I don't. I usually wait until a game's on sale or the price goes down (ex. Game of the Year editions, Steam sale, etc).
3. When I do buy a game (not often), I'm usually willing to pay around $20.
4. I would buy a top-end game if it got excellent reviews and it interested me or if the game had some sentimental value (Final Fantasy or Sim City series, for example).
5. I don't think it's worth it because I know the price will come down in relatively short time. In the meantime, I have more than enough games to catch up on
6. Games that hold some sentimental value are exceptions that I would be willing to pay around $50 for on release. For example, I've been playing and enjoying the Final Fantasy series since I was a kid, so as an adult, a new Final Fantasy game would have a special place in my heart (and wallet).
7. Yes, definitely, because I feel that indie companies that are not tied down by corporations and investors (that have never played video games) have the freedom to flex their creative muscles and imaginations without being shackled by risk management and bottom lines. I feel that the best value games are those developed by indie companies.
8. Definitely! A good review by a trustworthy site is a good thing, but the best reviews come from fans. If a game has overwhelming positive feedback from its players, like Minecraft, then it is definitely worth the small price tag.