QUOTE(Gbeav @ Feb 24 2006, 08:48 AM)
I don't get the faceplate thingy. You don't look at it while you are playing and it's a way for MS to make extra cash off people.
Not quite the absolute answer.
I'm not looking at the exact list of currently available faceplates ATM, but MS only sells 6 faceplates over the counter. Which only accounts for like 33-50% of the overall faceplates floating around the marketplace (like I said, not quite sure without looking at the exact list). The rest are one-time exclusive distributions, in most cases, restricted to limited individuals and locations.
IMO, this is why collecting them, as a typical consumer, is more than just MS making a buck on them.