Ys: OiF was only at the fixed price and as part of one of the daily indie bundles (I waited to see if it would drop further (I had most of its bundle already) but didn't so bought it at the 66%) Ysrigin was the flash deal (twice I think and I grabbed that too
I'm pro-these games being discounted as much and as often as possible (I actually think someone posted here about missing Ys as a daily in the sale, so I'm happy it's back again for them).
I'm anti-the Steam sale being completely uninteresting and lacking anything special this year and yet still getting so much gaming press coverage. Besides, I'm bored of moaning about Deal of the Weak on XBLA and want something new to complain about. Did you see the Daily Deal counter was out by three seconds the other day?! I'm not shopping there again!