(A) With the gold drop reduced, people would have a few options.
1. Buy gold, thus encouraging more gold farmers to come to the server.
2. People just quit, as the balance is not there. Call them wanting the 'easy mode, carebear, farmers or whatever' players you want, but you do need the economy to continue. Without this type of players, items and ingame gold prices are going to fluctuate to the roof. (If you need me to explain this, I have nothing to say.)
(B) With the item level droprate and experience change.
1. Level 42 to farm at mobs that are their levels, with gears and rune upgrading failure rate is so high. This goes to point (A), gold rate reduced. Please do not think everyone has been here from the start, with millions and millions of gold in their bank to backup this argument.
2. Not everyone is 42, with +7 +8 gears. People at 38-41, with lower refined gears are farming lower mobs is the only way to get to 42, pots ingame (HP or MP) are not cheap.
This is only my opinion on the game. Do not use your own class or account to debate on this argument. Each and every class have pros and cons.