You may want to look at some of @Ganjamira’s posts. She’s our shiny new mod. Note that it’s entirely possible to disagree with or not be in favour of stuff that gearbox do without being ‘against’ Gearbox.
Being a mod doesn’t inhibit our ability to express an opinion at all. If this development even began to look like pay-to-win, you’d see me discussing it in quite strong terms.
(Well, that’s not actually true. I tend to avoid giving my opinion in an ongoing argument since they tend to end with infractions for someone, and it’s easy for someone to claim OMG PH BANNED ME BECAUSE HE KNEW I WAS RIGHT if I’ve expressed a view of the topic. (They’d be wrong: I’ve never ever done that. We censor stuff that breaks the rules, not opinions. And we’re sworn to pull each other upon it, and the community can do so to). But this discussion is nice and polite (mostly) so I’m not worried about it so much.)
Please don’t insult others solely on the basis of them not sharing your opinion. This topic has been relatively polite so far. Let’s keep it that way.