Speaking only for myself, I don’t see any moral or ethical problem with the gacha model. I feel it’s broadly morally equivalent to a casino, lottery or betting shop and I have no issue with those venerable institutions.
Gambling is a perfectly legitimate and fun way for a person to get entertainment from their disposable income. Some find it addictive and have difficulty controlling themselves, obviously - a gambling problem can be very destructive - but the same can be said for people’s relationships with alcohol, cigarettes, pornography and even social media. (Personally, I regard gambling as a much better use of a person’s time than indulging in any of the others, and the providers of gambling opportunities as much more moral than the providers of any of the others.)
It’s my view that we ought not to protect people from themselves. In a world in which we did, I’m sure I would immediately be protected from myself in all sorts of well-intentioned and incredibly annoying ways. You might be, too. In that direction lies the death of all joy.
Needless to say, gambling providers should behave ethically. I think SG do. An early, very valid criticism of the game was that summoning odds were kept secret, left to us forum denizens to estimate. That, frankly, was not fair or ethical. Nowadays the process is entirely transparent and no longer a concern. Children should not be permitted to gamble (undeveloped brains and all that). I don’t think that’s a concern here, unless parents are allowing their kids to make unsupervised online purchases, in which case it’s frankly their fault. I don’t see any other obvious ethical traps into which SG is falling.
As to whether the gacha model is the best business model for the game, I don’t know - I often speculate, but I’m no expert in the area and my opinion is near worthless. The people who are experts in the area are SG. They seem to think the model works and they have enormous success as evidence to back up their position, so I’m prepared to accept it.
It’s perfectly fine to talk people out of throwing their money away. (I try to do the same, on a fairly frequent basis.) It’s also perfectly fine to try to convince SG to change their pricing model. But just as you should feel free to describe the status quo as “predatory and P2W” (), so you ought to recognise that other people who see the pricing model as perfectly acceptable and a key reason the game is not P2W will probably express their contrasting views here, too. That we do so is not an affront to you - we’re just talking.
Despite your running theme of persecution, no one is stifling your ability to express your complaints or suggesting that you leave the forum. From your first post in this thread you told us that you expected to “get [yourself] booted” - later you explained that you wanted this to happen. That’s just not how this place works. So long as you stick to the forum rules then you’re welcome here.
(But if people sometimes tease you about leaving the forum, that’s probably because you stated that to be your aim and desire from the beginning.)
No one has said this except in your fertile imagination. Make your case and be prepared to defend it. We’ll chat. That’s what we do.