Not to worry OP, being that Perfect World owns 7 other MMO’s and all of them are F2P.
I predict that both PVP & PVE will be F2P as soon as the acquisition of STO is completed.
Well, I am looking forward to my 400 C-Store Points stipend as a lifer. Then I don't even have to worry about their Pay-2-Win Rhode Island and stuff like that!
Assuming they do it like in Champions Online, of course.