I bought the CE myself, too - and the Digital Deluxe for my boyfriend. I am also unhappy about the development regarding dyes and transmutation stones. But I would never question the prepurchase of the game, because I think it is great.
If you are offended by the word "overreacting" I apologize
To be fair, I was on the fence when I bought the CE. I actually went back-and-forth with myself several times between the date when ArenaNet announced the CE contents and the date when they finally went on sale. Ultimately, though, I chose to ignore my misgivings and to go ahead and purchase the CE for myself because of my past dealings with ArenaNet and because the physical items seemed to be worth the extra money (my SO knew he wanted his, and that was my birthday present to him). That was my fault: I acknowledge that fully.
As it is, I intend to play the game I bought and to play it hard. Whether I buy any expansions, however, is largely going to be affected by how ArenaNet handles the cash shop in the base game.