1.) Ya'll gotta stop confusing devs with publishers.
2.) Game prices can go up when wages stop being flat/stagnant.
3.) Setting #2 aside to be realistic I guess, this reasoning of "Well they gotta do something to make money, you won't pay more for games" is foolish. Many of us WOULD pay $70+ if microtransactions died altogether, and maybe $80 if it came with quality DLC. But the genie don't go back in the bottle. They'd want that *and* DLC/MTX too.
4.) Only gamers could manage to become anti-consumer.