Honestly I think Cryptics current business model is flawed and underhanded. The reason is they are charging us 14.99/month (the standard MMO monthly fee) but asking us to purchase additional content that should have been free at launch.
I know people are going to say you don't have to buy it but that's not the point. What happens when they start adding new ship model via C-Store and charge you for them instead of just adding it. How would you feel if they only offered one ship design per tier and you had to buy the rest? That is the slippery slope Cryptic is walking right now.
If Cryptic wants to charge us for additional content then they should lower the month fees to 9.99 - 12.99. That would actually be fair to the entire conmunity player base.
Like I said, Cryptic is on a slippery slope right now and the choices the community makes as to whether embrace RMT items or ignore them will not only determine future business models of not only Cryptic but future MMO's in general.
Slippery Slope is actually a logical fallacy (Studied logic) that indicates a BAD argument... which you happen to be using as SUPPORT of your argument.
I do not mind the C-Store at all. There has been MANY times in MANY games I thought to myself I'd pay a buck or two or three for this, this, or that without it causing massive altercations in gameplay.
Well I love ships, so if they put a nice looking ship on the C store I would buy it. I put some money aside for the C store actually. It's kinda neat seeing what they might add. If it's crap then no, the C store wont see a dime