This is kInda funny, and kinda sad.
Dose the gear come with a nice sticker that say's "hey I was just carried!" ??
I mean if people have that much gold to waste I can always start a pay Elfian to comfort you fund. Ya know a kind of There There pat you on the back for having to pay for normal raid gear kinda thing.
OOOH! I know is this a scheme by Midwinter to get all the gold back for the items you over payed for when DS first came out? Not that I didn't enjoy one of your members paying me 35k for a pair of boots, and the 15k per epic gem.
Every raid has a methodology for loot distribution. It can be based on random chance (rolling need/greed), a subjective priority system (loot council), an objective priority system (DKP or similar loot/attendance points), you name it. In a GDKP each drop is auctioned, and at the end of the night the accumulated gold is distributed evenly between all attendees. MW doesn't run off with the gold at the end of the night.
And if a couple people are getting "carried" because they don't mind spending gold to jump-start their gearing or to pick up a few things for on alts for primarily PvP characters, what's wrong with that? It's just normal mode Dragon Soul; the run is smooth, the bosses die, and a good time is had by all. And if you're good enough to be one of the "carriers", then you're amply compensated for your time.
Personally, I greatly appreciate it. It's something to do with all the gold I've gathered this expansion.
Assuming we get any vanquisher tier drops this week, anyway. *shakes fists at the vile RNG gods*