Maybe if you started looking at it from the company's perspective, it might sit better with you.
You have to consider that these guys took a very negative and money/resource draining entity in these cheaters, botters, etc and have now found a way to make it a revenue stream. Blizzard's goal is to make as much money as possible. Period. That's any corporations' goal. First and foremost, they are responsible to their shareholders, not you. Your satisfaction is secondary. As long as people are playing and using RMAH, they do not care. There's nothing to "fix" from the business perspective if this is the case.
Think about this for a second...For every $60 Blizzard makes on the RMAH, they have, effectively, sold another copy of the game. With no monthly subscription in place, this is HUGE.
Not a lot of people realize Blizzard / Activision are a COMPANY / CORPORATION. ppl should go look up the definition of those 2 words... bots are only going to MAKE money for blizzard. what a concept. reminds me of a ciggarette company or something. everybody knows stoggies are bad for you and cause lung cancer and death, but they still buy them and make the shareholders money.
weird comparison after i typed that out but it still makes sense to me. well put tho sir.
Anyway...the bottom line is this: There are three things to look at, given that this is not subscription based. 1. Negative impact on sales due to bots, etc. 2. Negative impact on RMAH sales due to bots, etc. 3. Positive impact on RMAH sales due to bots, etc. Somewhere the math between these three variables is being studied and the outcome of that math will determine what, if anything, will be done.
If you read ahead into the thread, you'll see where I debunked the whole "bots are going to make blizzard money" argument. Basically stocking the gold on RMAH to the point where it's nearly free (in terms of dollar amounts) isn't going to benefit Blizzard as much as I think they would like. What is a gain of 15% on say .10$? They aren't going make jack as far as a profit goes if they let bot abuse/item dupe go unchecked.