i guess it won't be necessary to discuss this topic!!
it's a known fact that real-cash affects the gameplay, community and game-economy in good ways and in bad ways. it's also a fact that you can never keep players from using real-cash to improve their ingame-items/cash.
aswell, it doesn'T matter if real-cash is used to buy items from a game-financing shop or used to buy items or chars from players, as balances are changing due to this.
and scarr, to be honest to your self.
you dont need 500 rostogols, you can even them out with your game-skills.
you dont need unlimited gold-coins, as you can have all items you need aswell.
and you dont need to spend real-cash to be the only player in EL handling taking all perks.
when i was still playing, i had all items i could need in such big numbers, that i could have fought fluffies at least 1 month, w/o restocking any single item. i had 200k gc free to spend, never built my own rings, armors, essies nor SR anymore in the last year of playing, didnt get any good drops on PK, and and and....
till, i could have done the same luciX is doing without spending a single $ ever !!
and getting 20k tele-essies or similar stuff isnt such a big deal.
and dont lame around about stuff that you wont change at all....