If we didn't want to entertain, we could have taken a smaller place, less well laid out, farther away from our friends, with worse parking, and paid a whole lot less. So, no, if we didn't want to game at home, we probably wouldn't be paying the same.
Yes, but having now made that decision, if you now found that you weren't using the space for hosting those gatherings (for whatever reason), you would still be paying the same rent as you do now, no?
I'm presuming Kzach isn't going to move so he can/can't host games, so either he has a place right now that is suitable or he does not. Either way, that $5 that the store is charging represents an additional expense, over and above whatever rent/taxes he's currently paying.