I don't understand why EA didn't make the cc they included with the new patch a separate free stuff pack like they did with the Christmas pack. This patch is huge (1.7gb?) and most of it is stuff I will NEVER use. Telling us it is optional, but forcing us to download it in a patch or our games won't work does not sound very "optional" to me. EA had to know this type of game play goes against some peoples' morals or some people are just not interested in this type of game-play, but it seems to me they have capitulated to the PC world we live in.