You make a compelling argument, but I counter the whole "disinclined to buy cash cards after being punished" bit with the fact that the sole reason people exploit the glitches, is because they were never inclined to buy the cash cards in the first place. Your options were clear from the beginning, earn the money outright or purchase it from R*. The fact that you circumvented both options is that you intend to do neither, therefore R* in reality shouldn't even consider you a potential customer anyway.
Not true, I was inclined strongly to buy a cash card before the game came out.
People exploit glitches to get money. It is hard to deny the claim that some glitch exploiters would have bought cash cards if there hadn't been glitches. I am one such glitch exploiter.
You made a big mistake in your reasoning, there were actually 3 options- buy a cash card, slave at grinding, or exploit glitches. Out of those three options, many picked the latter.
As it turned out, cash cards weren't really an option at all. So each person had only two options, slave or glitch.
My present aim was to get money with the least boring grinding. Glitch exploiting was much much faster than grinding, so of the options available, it was the best.
Had the options been different, for example, cash card or grind, I'd have got a cash card.
Totally unfollowing this thread dude, arguing over this topic has proven moot, there won't ever be an agreement here. Move on already, your logic makes no sense to me and it never will.