Just read this quote:
So, ladies and gents, if you want to get your hubris on, better do it before January 31.
Because they want to and they pay the same amount for the game? I don't know, man. How is it good for the game to have 1% of players parading around for months and months and a 99% sitting around with nothing to do because they're sick and tired of wiping?
Your solution is "Well then they should get better or quit." and that's just not reasonable for a video game comprised of millions of people looking to just have some fun. It's still a computer game.
Postscript: Right now, I don't care about any of this. I care about my friends, near and far, how I am going to finish a tiny story, how I am going to get some real work done on my third snowed-in day, and how I can let my friends know how much I care about them. Wish I had some magic spells.
Perhaps I do.