So your only complaint is that G+ cost money where Fastpass didn't.
Would you have been better off with a straight across the board price hike to get into the park and free line skipping?
Actually my issue is they are charging for something that used to be free, and delivering a lesser product for it. I can't plan in advance, I have to pay for it day of (so I can't even work the cost into my budget planning for the trip because they decide what the cost is and announce it the morning it goes on sale), AND it's only good for one use per ride - unlike FP which was good for as many FP's as you could pull for the ride during the day.
Now, they charge you MORE if you want to use G+ in multiple parks versus there being one singular charge. The entire thing is more convoluted and complicated than it ever has been.
So, to answer your question - yes I would have rather them increased prices by $25/person per day and still had FP+ than have to be nickeled and dimed every morning of my vacation to use Genie+ instead.