No, i'm not leaning towards P2W, players have still take part into the content if they want to reach the end-game, the capsule gear only allow to get closer to that goal by preventing the penalisation of CR differential. It actually does, not having a guaranteed reward means that the player paid for the chance to replay the content, wheres now they have the option to buy what they essentially had a chance of obtaining. You see when talking about topics like this you need to not ignore the loops that are involved in the process of it. The RB route was to unlock the raid, beat the boss, get a loot gamble, beat the third boss, get a loot gable, beat the third boss, get a loot gamble. "Players paid for getting the chance to play the content again" not "Playesr paid for getting a gamble at the gear". Where's now it's just about spending a couple million of in-game cash to buy the pieces off of the broker. Whilst it might seem as a similar concept, it's legally speaking it's not. So I still stand by what i said, this is the first time players get an option to skip progression and it is intended by the developers. Stating the developer part because in the first round when we got teleporters to instances you could go into them bellow the minimum CR which lead to some obtaining gear even outside of their tier.