I can't speak for anyone else, but it's a big deal to me because there are a lot of people that are well known and respected members of the community that participated in and/or are defending knowingly pounding an exploit to produce unearned items and then offloading those items onto other players without informing them of what they were actually buying. There's even people that were selling that showed up here to blame it all on the devs without bothering to mention that they were selling. It's not okay just because people have gotten away with exploits in the past. If anything, that fact that so many people seem to think that cheating is somehow okay is all the more reason that it needs to be demonstrated that it's actually not acceptable, otherwise it will continue forever. It's also not okay to deceive other players and get them tangled up in these sorts of messes by selling them unearned items without their knowledge. It's still not okay, even if someone intends to refund any player that happens to get hosed, because it's also putting them at risk of being inadvertently punished for something that they had no part in. Not only that, but most people probably don't want to buy items gained via cheating, regardless of whether or not they can get away with it. I don't want to accuse anyone of anything, because I have no first hand knowledge of what anyone did other than seeing some advertising in chat. One thing I am very confident of though is that you all know that crapping out unearned items and unloading them onto other players is wrong and that this thread would look a whole lot different if the only people that took part in this were people that no one's heard of before.