This shouldn't be a special item as a 1000-day unlock or bonus feature. We already paid upfront for the continued development of this game. We didn't pay so that it would go F2P. Now I'm fine with opening the game up for more players via the F2P, but we, as Lifetime subscribers should not be nickel and dimed for every new addition to the game. Again, we already PAID FOR THAT!
Lifetime subscribers should therefore be provided with either a master-master key that is permanently attached to all characters on the account, or the boxes should automatically open for those with Lifetime subscriptions to the game. Period!
I'm perfectly fine paying for special items listed in the C-Store, as I've already probably spent an equal amount in C-Store purchases as I did for my Lifetime subscription. I am NOT OK with having to pay to open loot items that I earn from playing the game.
Lifers get a little cranky because without the money we paid up front, the game wouldn't even be in as (laughably) good shape as it is now. Our money front-loaded development. We're not 'getting it for free,' we just already paid for it.