We are already at the point where people can fully gear a toon without ever having played the game. This new ASAH makes that even easier.
You can use reductio ad absurdum type analysis to determine what the point of rediculousness is. If you bought a +4 tome for a stat last time around will you buy a +5 tome for the same stat when those hit the market? If you used to use 30% pots for xp grinding, did you move to 50% pots when those came out? Keep increasing the values of each, and at some point, everyone will draw a line where the entire equation becomes completely rediculous.
So, how rediculous does it get before YOU
draw the line? Right now we are at:
First life toon, start at vet2 - level 7, run deleras part 2 a couple times then pt3+4 to hit 8 and get a VOM. Now buy a tier 2 Xp tome, a 50% xp pot, and use those, then use your Xp stone. Youre now level 19 with a 50% potion ticking. With the ASAH you can just buy all the gear you need with real money as well, very conveniently (far more conveniently than pedaling TP codes to get plat or gear).
This kind of stuff was complete hyperbole in 2010 when the "slippery slope" thread was posted and people were completely denying the slippery slope even existed in regards to how bad p2w could get. And we havent even come remotely close to seeing how bad it can get at this point, but we are well on our way.
So, the question I ask of you is.... how rediculous does it get before YOU
draw the line?