It's not like they would just give the users something awesome without some catch.
... fine, whatever. continue squeeing about how gaia is so generous as to s**t in your mouth. apparently the standards for how gaia should treat its users have gone from "low" to "nonexistant."
Wow, Rude much? The person is speaking what seems to be a common practice of Gaia to him/herself, so don't jump down that person's throat at your frustration at Gaia.
Plus, Sainte Ciel was available for a long. long time in the cash shop! It was also under 500k on the MP for the Sainte Ciel (RIG?), and both Agape and Eros for a long time. 500k is not that hard to get on Gaia, especially for the length of time Sainte Ciel was out. Booty Grab has a max at 150k a day. 5 days at just 100k a day (not even max) will get you the desired 500k that was needed for any single one of those. Less than a week!
Don't want to play Booty Grab that long? zOMG can get you some decent gold, too (amount depends on what you do on zOMG). Due to Alchemy, you can sell the items you gather from towns (bugs, paper, flowers, etc) and the easy to catch fish and trash from Bass'ken lake from the Fishing game. Some of those items sell for some decent gold per item (ie old crumpled newspaper, which has been averaging 1,000g each!)
Personally, I am surprised how cheap Storage is, considering the popularity of the whole Sainte Ciel items have been! It is still less than a mil.
As for re-coloring the 'scissors' pose, why? It does not do anything different for being a different color. Besides, why should they re-release the unique pose from Agape? Just because you want it and did not get it when it was cheaper? I understand how great they are because the 'scissors' are the only reason I got Agape when it was originally released, but that does not mean they need to re-color it when it would do nothing different.