If you compare this year's all-inclusive weekend package to last years festival-only weekend package, each person is only being charged an additional $10 per day. Yes, it kind of sucks for people who have plans to camp elsewhere, but The Gorge, Livenation, and Sasquatch aren't interested in making other campgrounds and hotels money. Plus, if about $10 a day extra is such an over-the-top expense for you then you really can't afford this festival anyway.
Most other major festivals charge per person, it's just the fact that Sasquatch never has before that makes it seem so shocking. As many people have already, if you do the math it really ends up being nearly the same price per day for the festival+camping as last year. From what I've read it really seems like they aren't going to offer "festival only" passes, but feel free to wait it out. And yeah, I know that Friday isn't going to be a full line-up so maybe it shouldn't cost as much, but it's still going to have wicked bands and be well worth the price. They did the same thing in '06. If you have a problem with that, just wait and buy individual tickets for Sat-Mon. You'll only save a few bucks though. And you won't get a sweet festie wristband!
My only problem with this change to individual camping passes is that it no longer promotes carpooling, which for a festival that claims to be "carbon neutral" is a little bogus.