Me too! After my experience today searching for tickets in the general sale, I am very glad I did the VIP pre-sale! Sucks to pay that much, but I think those of us who had pre-sale tickets go on sale last week (the first set to go onsale) were very fortunate. ONce word got out that VIP pre-sales through ticket master would be re-sellable, the re-sellers came out in force for this week's VIP sales. Most seemed to sell out in 10 minutes or so, where the last couple tours VIP tickets remained available for weeks after they went onsale because (1) you were only guaranteed the first 15 rows, not a specific seat, and (2) the tickets were not re-sellable because you had to present ID at will call to pick them up and then they escorted you inside.
I don't think the new method is a good thing, because the majority of tickets were likely bought by people with no intent to attend the show. I hope the leaches get stuck with those tickets that they are now selling for 5-10 times what was paid for them.