It was neither right nor wrong--a rumor can be either until substantiated.
Unfortunately, this information was cemented after Wishstone left Cryptic.
No, it definitely was right. The OP obviously knew something we didnt, so just because it wasnt yet confirmed to us doesnt mean it hadnt already been confirmed to him. But either way the transition to F2P has been in the works for some time now so the people on the inside knew, and the community team intentionally made misdirecting comments to try to throw off this thread.