I feel like SB is off to a bad start by allowing people to pay for privileged status. By allowing people to pay $200 for pixel trash, instead of giving their moms rent money for use of the basement, or otherwise supporting a family if anyone would ever love them enough to start one, they are giving these hopeless people a false sense of accomplishment by providing "rare" pixel trash that in fact can't be traded and has No Real Value.
But more importantly, Most Importantly, the little gold shield gives them an imaginary, elitist status over anyone else smart enough to save their money.
The consequence is clear and immediate. A division of the community, where free and intelligent exchanges of ideas are squelched by any ignoramous with a shield.
Being that the Almighty Powers feed on dollars, it is up to the rest of us to stand up to these jokers and say, haha, I got an Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich today, but you can't afford one. Hop on your gold pixel trash, shut up, and stop drooling on my curly fries.