I am serious, the other day I saw a nice weapon but nothing uber special and the opening bid and buy out were over 350k Platinum.
While that is an extreme example, when you look, a lot of things are way over priced.
Then you see people complaining in chat that nothing sells in the AH... hmm I wonder why?
But probably what makes it worse is that some will actually by that over priced stuff and so it continues.
Then of course you couple it with the fact that the game takes a 30 percent cut off the top and you have an epic version of taxation.
Ok, rant over now.