If someone can afford something and they want it they will buy it. For these individuals time literally is money and doing the math it just doesn't add up to spend x amount of hours to accomplish y or obtain item z in EQ when they could spend that time making money. With said money they will spend it on EQ and probably have extra in their pockets after its said and done compared to spending the time accomplishing these things in game. Maybe they don't enjoy the early levels or dps racing high value items or the grind part of the game or what ever it may be. One thing for certain is complaining and telling these people to not spend money will do no good. Its their money to burn and they will do with it as they please despite anyone's objection. Can you imagine if these people with limited playing time but lots of money started making threads telling players to limit their playing time to x amount of hours per day/week. I am fairly certain nobody would listen to them just like they aren't going to listen to anyone telling them to not spend their money.