Originally Posted by |MaguS|
Not really since the content is still available to everyone, if you don't want to buy an item you can still earn it through playing the game (they didn't make items harder to get). Plus people who buy items can't craft or trade them with other players.
This is just allowing people who don't have the time investment to get the items or just don't want to invest the time to buy some items (only 60% of the items are for sale, the other 40% can only be earned through the game).
I wish that was true, but I think the article on Kotaku said, that some of the items can only be bought. If this catches on like DLC, then it's only going to get worse.