This is why I’ve been careful to not blame the devs for the situation. They likely have zero control over any financial decisions that are made.
All we can do is hope that they’re passing on the feedback to the people who do have that control, so that maybe they’ll decide that giving a giant finger to the playerbase that keeps them in business is not good business sense. Offer a product that people want to buy, and offer it at a reasonable price, and you’ll sell like crazy. Offer an overpriced product and try to force your customer to buy, and they’ll shop elsewhere.