Well I'm not a fan of them either. I can tell you a few games that I've enjoyed over the last few months;
Um, not sure what else to recommend.
All of these games are $40 or less:
Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition
Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition
Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition
Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition
Hitman Trilogy HD
L.A. Noire The Complete Edition
Red Dead Redemption Game of the Year Edition
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell HD Trilogy
Uncharted Dual Pack (includes the first two Uncharted games)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Game of the Year Edition
For $40 you can pick up the Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time game that has just been released. Haven't played Sly Cooper before? The collector's set on PlayStation 3 should go for about a $30 purchase through GameStop. Other collections including last year's Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Daxter Collections are out there for about the same price. Not to mention there's a range of older games on the cheap you can buy. All depending on what you've played or not, if you haven't tried them before I'd suggest everything from Heavy Rain over to Heavenly Sword.