There’s discussion to be had about if it’s a “cheat”.
There are plenty of ways the devs could have implemented Honor so “trading” couldn’t happen. Beta testers could have provided feedback in that direction within a few days. Five year olds could have provided further feedback. So could high school students, a rich crop of foreign programming labor.
But they didn’t. And it’s been several updates, and they’ve done nothing to combat honor begging. At some point the “bug” becomes a “feature”. If they really wanted players to use honor as a “tipping” system, they’d tie it to game actions. It’d be post-PvP only, or in response to a guildmate buying guild packages. “In response to a game event” is the righ time to do it. But their vision is limited.
It “seemed fun” and they tried it out, now it needs tweaks. But we don’t get tweaks to old features in this game, they are on a treadmill designed to create new features. So this is the postmortem of honor: “A neat idea that needs iteration, but the team is obligated to avoid iteration.”
In short: whine all you want, the effective way to get honor is the way you hate. The devs could fix this to show they agree with you, but they haven’t. That implies you’re wrong. Don’t like it? Take your own advice: quit posting or quit playing and above all else quit whining. The game is a beautiful angel and you should be ashamed for insulting one of its features.