There seems to be a total lack of foresight if posters here are expecting ArenaNet to deliver a Living Story without adding to the gem shop. If it isn't shortsightedness then it's just plain entitlement issues.
So, we should be subjected to lazily developed content simply becuase the developers chose a financial model that is probably even worse for consumers than the sub model?
I'd gladly pay monthly for good content and decent developing. Not the garbage ANet has turned into.
Let's get something else straight: everything they have been doing has been about stuffing their pockets with customer cash. Their attempts at adding "expansion sized update" have fallen short in both size and expectations. This game is nothing but a giant cash shop and ANet it seems has lost their will to make a good game for the sake of making a good game. Greed and false promises are now their only goal. I wonder when you will realize you've been had?