Back in 2013, GTA Online was a truly great game with amazing potential. Every item in the game was reasonably priced. It wasn't until Leslie left did Rockstar begin aggressively introducing paywalls for new content.
Most people who fanboy over Leslie are also the same people who hate on GTA Online and microtransactions. How can you be such a huge hypocrite? Leslie clearly said that GTA Online was his idea and he wanted to make it a top priority. Sam and Dan Houser focused on single player. Their idea of multiplayer was most likely the gang wars mode that was leaked a while ago.
...while Housers push for a criminal work simulator it has been since start