Oh an I am a total fangirl. I admit that I'll defend it to the end. That isn't to say I have not complained in the past; I have but I only complain when I feel there is warrant. However if I see someone being rude, which is different from complaining, the I will break out fangirl mode. Although my passion does not extend so far that gaia will interfere with real life. Hanging out with friends and going out to do things come first.
I feel ashamed now. I'll admit, I did feel angry that Gaia made the shop.
I wasn't that extreme, actually I didn't even post. (My friends recieved an earful in compensation)
But I was feeling rather, I don't know, cheated maybe? Gaia had tens of thousands of users donating to them, cash cards (With Kaya! o< ), and now they are opening a cash only shop?
I had felt rather grump about it.
In the end I had to cool off. So I did a couple of puzzles, and took a loop around the block. Afterwards I read some threads pointing out how much Gaia really did need the money, and how they weren't just money-grubbing corporate suits. I calmed down, and answered to logic and facts I had already known.
I had gotten over it, but then I saw your thread, and I felt somewhat foolish. Like I was made to see myself in a mirrior. I don't think I'll be feeling ranty anytime soon.
I'm not Gaia-PASSIONATE! Just any regular Gaia user, I care what happens. I want to feel listened to, and sometimes I do feel rather unhappy about things. But in the end, I just have to hope Gaia loves me as much I as I love it, all the while hopeing the admins don't do something incredibly stupid.
Thanks for the splash of water to the face. It really puts things into perspective.
& It really is good to sit back and laugh at yourself, isn't it?