I appreciate the sentiments of those on both sides of the issue. I renewed, because of my loyalty to the club, which IMO is not being reciprocated, at least not fully. It's not a question of money for me. If it was, the sensible move would be not to renew.
I just wanted to express my disappointment in RB's move to try the patience of many STHs by debasing the value of game tickets, to the point where RB actively dumps unsold tickets on the market. I could be equally upset by what I perceive is the distribution of free tickets as well, in an attempt to bolster the bogus attendance figures spewing from the FO. However, AFAIK, those tickets are not being handed out freely outside RBA, while SeatGeek is the functional equivalent of that in the virtual world, to anyone with a smart phone and the inclination to attend a game.
This is basically how it is for me. I like the idea of being a season ticket holder and want to be a loyal fan, plus it's nice to have the same seat. But it definitely feels like a somewhat dumb decision financially.
The deep discounts/giveaways is a tricky issue. On the one hand, I get the marketing idea that you just want to get butts in the seats and try to get people hooked. But on the other, it really makes season tickets virtually worthless from a financial perspective. I know of at least a couple NHL teams that grappled with this issue in recent years and made a decision to nearly eliminate discounts and giveaways. Their announced attendances dropped notably, but both claimed to actually be bringing in more revenue because all of the people who were there actually paid much closer to face value. It also made their season tickets much more attractive.