Whether you view the RMAH as a necessary evil or innovative way to generate revenue, the bottom line is that free battlenet remains. Admittedly, I'd like to see non-_RMAH softcore servers, but the RMAH is the result of Blizzard ownership forcing their parent company to come up with a way to make money without compromising the Diablo franchise and free play. I applaud them for not succumbing to the "big developer" pressure of puking out a game annually to maximize profit at the expense of integrity.
Look no further than the financial success and utter failure as a
game that is MW3...imho.