Why would it be $30? I've grudgingly paid $60 for games that I was barely curious enough about, but this was one I'd have happily given $60 for.
I hope it's because fans like me are in the minority, and not because the game itself is thin.
Oh, and I've had this preordered since it was called "Max Anarchy". I'm good with the guys at Gamestop, so if there are any technical difficulties, they'll generate my Bayonetta unlock code (they've done similar tricks for me before, like when I lost my GW2 beta weekend key... cost me a preorder for Ragnarok Odyssey, but luckily that game turned out awesome--I digress)