Ok, so this isn't really a literal post, but I was curious yesterday.
So, one big beefs with the Guardian Cub Pets was that Blizzard was selling gold. However, as they pointed out, No new gold is being added, just shuffled around.
However, from a slightly different look at the idea of gold shuffling, where do we fit in. In terms of the game economy, most of us gold makers earn a whole lot more money than we spend. In our quest to get a higher and higher gold number (214k, 500k, etc), we don't spend the money we get.
So, in an abstract way, do we actually take money out of the WoW economy?
If this doesn't quite make sense, I may have to clarify, but I will start with this.