Damned if you do, damned if you don't. That's how the world works, right?
I thought almost the same thing when I first read it... but then I compared it to the movie industry. They have lobbyists, and they seem to have things going fine for them. In the last few years, the gaming industry has just been getting the shit kicked out of them (more or less).
Personally, I'm really sick of the section of the Democratic party which likes to go after the "evils" of video games. So it will be nice to see the industry at least put up a united front against this kind of crap.
But yeah... it really ends up being "pay to play", whether you like it or not. It's obviously not going to lead to cheaper games, either.