Ahh, the RMAH...
I fully appreciate what Blizzard is attempting to do with the RMAH, even though I want no part of it. How could someone like me be a proponent, even though it's not for me? Blizzard needed to solve one challenge to make Diablo III successful:
How do we create a revenue model comparable to WOW's mandatory subscription model without making it mandatory?
Now I understand that due to "Gamer Gods" success, sometimes there is the (faulty) perception that Blizzard is a company rolling in so much dough that they should give us Diablo as a loss leader. Really? Do you think that's reality? They should continue to earn profits so that they can continue to be among the industry's elite and invest appropriately.
Enter the RMAH, which is generating a lot of controversy right. Put simply, a successful RMAH means people like myself can enjoy free bnet for years to come. For me, regular DIII will be a tune-up, and the non-RMAH Hardcore mode will be where I graduate to with it's level playing field.
Therein lies it's newfound importance.
Next time you want to poo-poo the RMAH and all the challenges and delays Blizzard is trying to overcome to make it happen, remember that the RMAH is the key to free bnet for years to come.
Good luck to Blizzard. Here's to hoping Tyrael can slay Prime Evils for years to come with our help.