BTW I just bought a $199 pack a few weeks ago during double bonus points, and again this week another $199 pack with some nice Christmas money that was intended for me to buy "something fun with". I have a few Otto's boxes just in case I want to use them to plow through the Sorc Lives on my Shiradi caster (I've done the multi TR thing the slow way already on my Draconic caster and am not feeling keen on doing it the slow way again but I'm not 100% sure as there's a couple permutations of Sorc I wouldn't mind goofing around with while leveling)... I bought my Bladeforged 12 monk/8 fighter +5 supreme upgrade tomes, after I bought a LR+1 to get out of the Pali levels... I bought the House C challenge pack because I was tired of ****ering around with the free tokens, and I wanted to farm up a Ring of Master Artifice for the aforementioned Bladeforged (mission accomplished awesome item).... I decided against buying a +2 fate tome because they are pure convenience and I can wait on the twists, I have those on 4 other toons and getting the twist slots open sooner just wasn't all that useful to me... I also bought a couple raid timers because I was feeling too lazy to swap toons (had some already on another toon) and I wanted to run a EE VON5-6 but had accidentally forgotten to take my end reward last time... Lots of other stuff I have purchased recently in the name of enjoying the game at my pace, and how I wish to. Oddly I've been buying stuff for 4 years an I'm not getting bored and leaving because I paid to win... In fact surprisingly the recent changes to quest XP and ETR have made Epic levels much more busy lately and this Bladeforged character is so fun to play that I'd have to say I'm having more fun recently than I have in months.
If any of the above bothers you, perhaps you should examine exactly why it bothers you and try to be honest about it.