I gotta admit, I was against the RMAH at first, but after coming back and still not getting any drops, and also not being able to get past Act II, I decided to put 20 bucks in my BNet account. I was able to get everything you see on my barbarian with that. And I just cleared inferno today and having a blast. I know I have many improvements to make, but I'm at the point now where I don't have to spend any more money on him.
So to the OP... I'm right there with you on this one. I don't know if it's the right path to go down, but it certainly makes things a lot easier for us working adults.
I'm sorry, how is this not PAY TO WIN?
The only saving grace is that it doesn't directly impact the gameplay of others (yet - wait for PvP).
What it does is allows Blizz to justify the horrible drop rate system and dependence on relentless grinding to get ahead... because hey, if you don't like it, spend some real $$ so they get their cut.
Just my .02, but !@#$ty game design is %^-*ty.
And no, I don't play anymore, I just keep coming to forums from time to time on the off chance they post some info about a change that will make the game suck less.
I didn't say it's NOT pay to win. I believe the OP used the title in response to a similar thread. To me, it clearly is pay to win. I was agreeing that it's perfectly OK to use if one wants to.