Yes, I believe that buying the boost can WOW TBC Gold set a negative precedent. I agree with you that he must stay away from microtransactions, exactly as (I think?) the retail industry does. However, I am not up-to-date on his opinions. I don't follow him or any other streamer, except for the occasional youtube video.
WoW isn't really any of the above. It's a completely personal choice that you engage in but isn't a basic need. Entertainment might be a basic necessity. However, you can locate entertainment elsewhere and not support a sham business. There is no way to completely leave society.
While you are making great points, you are actually arguing with those below you. I've yet to meet someone who examines their lives and thinks "this house as well as my job, car, my friends and the price of everything I purchased are all perfect." Everything we do isn't perfect. It's completely normal to be critical of something, and yet utilize it. The only way to enter the hypocritical realm when you decide this is trash and not worth your time in the first place, not just a temporary end of the road, only to keep playing and play the game. It's a sad reality.
Even though I am laughing at times, I think pricing is flawed because it is based on the costs of production. Nestle's production of water bottles is a prime instance. In one particular area in Ontario Nestle is required to pay ~$500 per million litres of groundwater they pump. This is about 1/20th of a cent per millilitre (which usually fills two bottles).
They must pay for their equipment, maintenance staff, and infrastructure. Although their product isn’t cost-free, I wouldn't be surprised to see an enormous profit.
The market will decide what price you can charge. This is the main obstacle to local craft production and the production of high-quality products being sustainable.
The people who purchase bottles of water are the most consumers on earth. The same thing is being poured out of taps. In addition, the amount of plastic produced is literally inundating landfills and oceans... even hypocrites who pretend to be eco-friendly don't have a issue drinking bottled water.
Yes, it is. However, that's just one example. Whatever way you look, there are numerous instances and examples of production costs that do not drive the price of a product. How would you price IT effectively if it were based only on cheap Burning Crusade Classic Gold inputs? If you employ a plumber, do you pay them based on the supplies used? Do you require for them to justify their hourly charge in relation to the cost of developing the skills and earning the certificates? How can you price securities and other investment vehicles if there is no cost to store them?