You all act like KO isnt being with your friends. While I have plenty of friends that live close to me, in my 3 years of playing USKO I have also made some very close friendships. Its why most of the older generation players still play the game in the first place.
K2 brought USD into the game plain and simple. No difference in using multiple creditcards to spend 400 a month on PUS items to sell for GB and spending the 400 on the item you wanted in the first place. Its all in the eye of the beholder. Some guy making 100k a year doesnt give 2 shits about spending USD on the game and can think of it as an investment. 1200 USD spent over 2 years time is 50 a month. If he gets even 50 hours a month of enjoyment from the game he then paid 1 dollar an hour over 2 years. Try to go out and find that kind of "cheap" enjoyment.