Cause as a raider, I strive to get the most out of my character, which includes enchants and expensive trinkets. I droped 90k gold on the first week of Darkmoon Faire to get myself a DMC card, another 40-50k on BoE epics, and about 60k on just food and consumables. I still sit on 320k left. Do I need all this gold? No, but I don't have to farm anything for the whole expansion until we have everything on farm again and we can start doing sellruns one more to get the gold back.