The special edition is costs way too much for me ( 100$ ), but I would pay like 5-10$ for those original multiplayer characters, you think we can buy them or earn them in anyway after the game comes out?
They might put them up for download a month after release. If not, maybe you could by the code on amazon or something, as long as it isn't on-disk. --- At the end of the day, they are only video games. Merely pixels on a screen. Don't take it too serious.