I don't think $5 a month is that much, I think it's enough for players to get online and rethink about glitching and modding.
Just putting this in perspective, but for $5 a month, you can get an EA subscription to a pool of games for an unlimited period of time. Also, for $5, you're probably already paying for an online subscription service like Xbox Live or PS+. You couldn't get me to pay 50 cents.
Simply out of principal, I can't justify paying a subscription on top of another subscription, and knowing that I could get much more out of $5 per month than access to GTA Online.
what you mean like a beer or half a movie ticket or something?
people can really have this weird way of valueing things sometimes
to me 5 bucks COULD be worth it if it would mean stable and secure dedicated servers and whatnot similar to how other MMO's (WoW) do it.
they realized you can't get a decent quality game this size without investing in some serious servers and manpower.
maybe R* should have done the same, though it probably would mean less profits, cashcards is basically free money for them