well i dont mind paying extra for things but some of this junk is not functional. some people are cheap, thats not me. I dont mind spending 10, 20 bucks extra on items, but if its game wise let it be functional. Have a purpose other then looking cute. an emote shouldnt be over 100 points. a ship skin shouldnt be over 100 points as it just looks cool but doesnt do anything to make the ship function in a different way or better. a ship, actual ship can be 160, 200 points, another playable race can be even 200 points, hell even a bridge that has function can be over 100 points but it better have functional panels. I dont mind paying but i want function not junk. that in itself makes sense.
Why does it surprise people, that cryptic wants to make some money on some extra stuff... I mean: THey are already adding new content that everyone has access to for free... The few items in the C-Store dosent make a diffrence in game and a just for the enjoyment some of us have... And some of the retail versions even come with a bunch of C-Store points anyways...
I don't see the problem... As a Freelancer I supply my customers with free upgrades for their webpages when I enhance stuff for the sites i've developed.
But I charge big time for new modules I develop... Even if they are just a new way of rotating banners, and my costumers are happy..