Now today I have to pay to get content in the new Zelda game.
Are you seriously comparing Nintendo to EA? Nintendo is one of the few companies who do DLC right. You can play through all of Breath of the Wild without paying extra. You’re not being handicapped either. All you’re missing is a bit of side content, and content that, IMO, isn’t even remotely interesting, though it remains to be seen if the last DLC pack will have something worthwhile.