Good questions! Here goes:
(um, well, first off, I sure as hell ain't famous
1. I feel both ways, but I'm now heavily leaning towards "buy the game at ANY cost," and quite simply, it's for selfish reasons. Once TPM hits a certain sales number, Big Ape starts getting royalties for each copy sold above that amount. Lucasarts gets every dollar until that point (which happens to be a ridiculously high number, but that's another story) to recoup their production costs, but beyond that, Big Ape starts getting a set dollar amount per unit sold. So truthfully, even if it sold for $1.99, Big Ape would STILL get the same dollar amount as if it sold for $20. But, it's all for naught unless we reach the magic number of units sold, thus my Machiavellian post
2. Just fricking cool. I even find myself playing the Final Battle level just so I can see the credits. Which brings me to one minor gripe I have about the credits: I spent about a week putting together a fully-rendered movie file of the credits rolling up. You know how the credits switch from a rendered fade-in of names, then changes to a computer-generated scroll? It didn't use to be that way. I made it identical, and I mean IDENTICAL, to the look of the scrolling text in the movie. I had it running on a big screen, and people thought I was looking at the movie credits. But, we ran outta room on the CD, so we had to amputate it. But it looked damned impressive
3. I can neither confirm nor deny anything about any possible alternative identities I have, nor any heartbreaking circumstances I may or may not have experienced as a child. *sniff*
Oh, and my butler prefers 'Freddy' nowadays, I don't know why.