Well, it probably has to do with people who value their time more than their money, which isn't unreasonable. Being able to buy equipment with real money means that you spend less time working in-game to get the items.
But isn't that supposed to be fun? After all, you're not forced to play EQ. You're supposed to feel happy about your equipment and character's money because you've earned it. If you just bought it on ebay, what's the point of even playing?
This comment was edited on Oct 23, 07:48.