Originally Posted by almostrodney
I never really bothered with the DLC
Gonna sound a bit obvious coming from me, but you should really check them out, this isn't your Activision "here's 4 maps for £15" deal, they're near enough Halfway GTA games, the storyline events in The Lost and Damned alone are worth because they fill in the gaps on where the drugs were before and after Niko dealt with, and of course The Ballad of Gay Tony then completes the Diamond storyline.
And then you have all the gameplay stuff such as Road Rash Biker Races, Drug/Gang Wars, Night Club Management, Fight Club, etc. And of course the new Radio content, Internet stuff and TV stuff buried in there.
It goes without saying, if you're a GTA fan, then you should pick up the DLC as it expands out GTA IV to much more. To simply refuse to get it because it's just DLC is a pretty stupid thing, Rockstar are one of the few companies out there who do DLC right. TLAD, TBOGT and Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare contain a hell of a lot more content than a handful of full new games these days!