Microtransaction stores are NOT a bad thing, but the way that they are handled CAN be. Look at how many people have left the game because of it. Regardless as to if you like it or not, it IS hurting the game.
Please provide some hard data to back up this wildly speculative claim?
90% of statistics are completely made up to support the poster's own opinion.
They're not actually using the C-Store to its full potential, actually. I thought the Galaxy-X in there was a bad thing at first but it's not. They still have yet to load up the Red Matter Capacitor, Type 8 shuttle, or other trinkets people would whine about then purchase.