How exactly is it absurd? In life you get benefits for the time you put in. Heck, even with work that goes: work longer, get more. It's a fairly simple concept. It's quite surprising you're able to converse and yet can't grasp such a basic and easy concept. Also, why is it always that ppl tend to confuse ppl who don't want p2w with ppl who don't work? Have you really never seen someone who works and are against it? On top of that, never heard of ppl working from home for example? Those who can play many hours but still work and get money? Since you mentioned cash shop, what's so wrong with having a cosmetics only cash shop? Instead of the ability to p2w. (PS: If you'd check my join date you'd maybe realise that 5 euro/USD wasn't the price back then).