Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong
Kirith Kodachi says that we should “Wait and see” what CCP does, see http://www.ninveah.com/2011/06/wait-and-see.html. The problem with that is that by the time they start to DO something, they will not change it. Captains Quarters are here. Its not going away and we are almost certainly NOT getting back the old “Ship Hovering in the Hangar” view. This is because CCP needs the money from “micro” transactions to fund the development of WoD and Dust 514. Basically they have spent a TON of money developing these properties and are just bleeding money.
CCP Needs fresh income, if all they were doing was EvE, they’d be in phenominal shape. However they are developing two expensive IPs, one of which is years off, and one of which is around the corner. CCP Wants you looking at your avatar, they need you to see something you can make better in the aurum store to drive up demand and make more money. Its too late to change these things. Which is exactly why it is entirely correct to be upset with CCP when they start talking about game-changing AUR items. Once they start doing it they won’t go back, they cannot afford to lose that income stream once they have invested man-hours and the money there in it. Better to nip the problem in the bud early and keep them from investing in the first place.