I'm not so sure about that, Moribundman. I purchased the CE version of "DA" upon release and got it at a steal of a price at the time. I had high hopes for the true-old-school-style-expansion-pack that is "Awakening", but after reading early customers reviews I lost interest. The fact that you can't even transfer some of your unique magical DLC items from the main game to the expansion strikes me as nothing short of idiotic. Also, apparently only one of the main party characters joins you, and while he could be funny, he was hardly the one I would have chosen if I could only chose one. It's as though BioWare decided to chuck out the main, and best IMO, components of "DA" that helped make it one of my all-time favourite games.
Regarding the price, I'd recommend just buying the main game which can be had new for a pittance these days - both online and in retail stores, if you do a bit of price hunting.
"Unfounded optimism is no worse than relentless pessimism."