I have plenty of mates who have left the game because they have the apartment, got the cars they like (all legit) and the missions are too repetitive. They feel the game has been pretty much completed so it works the other way.
Fewer payouts from the start and they might still be playing to get the apartment etc.
The real issue is the limited missions. How they thought that 3-4 per 3 of the guys worth phoning was enough is laughable.
dude there's 128 missions or something
dno if that includes LTS but that's still a lot
it's not R*'s fault people only want to play the quick missions with a high payout
and that literally no1 wants to play any of the competitive missions EVER.
there's plenty of stuff to do and if you get a bit further it gets more interesting as well.
anyway, on topic, cash card scam sucks, I will never buy them out of principle
that being said, I have fun on the game and not too much trouble aquiring money to buy the things I need
sure there's things I want but can't afford (supercars and such)
but once you get the appartment and a nice car or 2 you can just continue to have fun and all you really need to buy is ammo, armor and the occasional weapon while slowly saving up for the bigger things
I like it