i do not know what "feel germane" implies or is supposed to mean. But yes, it is true - i have "wasted" FAR more XP from helping people and my Boxes since i am capped than i stand to loose from this change. I have "mitigated" that loss to some extent by the use of a fellowship - again, to help myself and friends alike. But that is both beside the point too. I have done something, and nothing of it "wrong". As a result, i gained something. Now, this something is - to a significant part - taken away, arbitrarily. THIS is my complaint. And i resent your saying "exploitation of achievement rewards". How can you even just imply that forfeiting XP while doing an achievement but expecting the announced reward to be "paid" was an exploit? Did they at some point in the past that i may have missed state that the "AA-reward from achievements allowing over-cap values to persist" were unintentional or even just an unexpected side-effect? Do you really think that observing and later expecting special ACHIEVEMENT rewards being handled differently from normal, say "task-rewards" is an obvious sign of an "exploit"? If so, why has noone ever cried out against that in, say, TBM times or against the banking of greater/glowing XP glyphs that you got for achievements in past expansions? No. This is NOT an exploit. It is the logical sequence of past - clearly INTENDED - mechanics, through different means. (since now they give out the AA-rewards directly, and over-cap instead of handing you a rune for later use). I would be "ok" with them doing a "SELECT max(banked AAs)" and then ANNOUNCE that somepoint in the nearer future they will limit these at some value (above that, to be clear!). You know.. PRIOR to the fact. So people can adjust (or bite the bullet with open eyes). As it is being done, though, is quite differently and in fact offending - outright insulting even. A punishment for playing the game. And worse, a punishment for paying for a full year (and brazenly making use of that time!). It's not too far-fetched a comparsion imo to say that this is like them arbitrarily setting character back to level 103. After all, getting from level 103 to 105 again is quick too, and we all "wasted" more time than that, didn't we? But we ALL would be unisono shout out against such an insult. I wonder why this is accepted then! Simply because less people seem affected? Perhaps the following is "germane" enough for you then: It boils down to matter of principle. It does not matter if this is me talking about 100 lost AAs or 380 currently banked ones or 510 that a shaman box currently has. You do not charge for a service, deliver a product and then ask for a sur-charge or change the contract.