Yeah that's also why sometimes Devs will take the lighter road. At the end of the day these aren't physical materials, and eventually once a fix happens those materials will dwindle.
I mean they aren't taking anything significant, they're just undermining all the "hard work" everyone else is doing. Which is important and why it has to be fixed. I don't think they realize that.
If you look at the top 100 pvp leaderboard right now, everyone else has normal defend wins/losses except one person. No it's not normal.