last year i only watched games that were televised internationally and on illegal streams or D/L'd the games.
It's not ideal, but saving $200+ and still being able to watch the games is cool. Plus that $200 can then be spent on a jersey and shoes.
I wouldn't pay extra for less games either so i understand where you are coming from. It's bull**** that they locked out the teams, the fans etc and now want you to pay more. That **** should come FREE for the season as an apology for the lockout.