Hmm, lemme try to remember.
The first and only thing I purchased in “early game” was the weapon bundle with Sun and Moon. Then I didn’t buy anything for a long time. I started playing August 21st, and bought Sun and Moon on September 5th. I then wanted to save up for Deathknight in November, but the new UI happened and I didn’t. I bought Deathknight at the end of November, after the hotfix, and was around level 800 then.
Then there was the Leonis week and I spent a LOT to get Khorvash and also get him to mythic right away (bought the legendary bundle twice). Afterwards, I also bought the Growth Pack for a mythic (yay, Stonehammer…) since being around level 1000 and having none was sad. And ever since then, I only buy the weekly weapon pack and sometimes bought the Soulforge pack on Sundays.
I’m now at VIP 6, 300/500 to VIP 7. So 270 bucks spent on the game. Given how the Sun and Moon bundle was like… 30 bucks, I think, I can say that I spent only those before reaching level 800+. And the big spending happened after that, several months into the game.
Then again, I doubt I can be considered a “big spender”. Wish there would be more stuff to spend my money on that would be worth it. Also I would pay a crapload to turn the particles off and make the board non-transparent…