That would be the "New Coke" strategy. Introduce a horrible product, and then no one will notice when you "fold" and remove the hated change that the "reversion" is really a bait and switch to an inferior product.
That strategy has never been proven as intentional on Coke's part but even so, it only makes sense for very large companies with a strong market presence.
I imagine Cryptic's revenue is more in line with a particularly robust single location for an Olive Garden.
Loook i think it's great that they offer subscibers extras that only come with... well being a subscriber and from what i've seen they can refine a bit more in a day than a F2P can so thas a good thing. But to have a bunch of Sub's running around with millions of dilith and hundreds or thousands of zen that they have no need to spend it on is only going to cause players to lose interest as now they have nothing to really accomplish in game. Like all MMO's they are designed to eat up lots of time unlike most console games that once it's beat now what do you do, go out and buy another.
Actually I have a lot of business sense
its just not "free market" trader
I believe in paying taxes
paying fair prices
and not ripping people off
its called Ethics and its not a county in england
And that is why you are a share holder for Cryptic. Ohhhh wait you're not, and as far as your views on countries despite your quote on quote ethnics pretty much every country sets their currency strength around the largest countries values.