I’ll post more about SOE being SOE with EQN once I’m not fiending on XCOM, but I just wanted to throw something out real quick; P2W is fine. Lots of games across history have had the P2W model and been very successful/entertaining.
Magic the Gathering for example is a super-expensive P2W game. Oh you didn’t think it was because you and your buddy never looked at it that way? Sweet, ignorance is bliss. Take a look at the game when its online and get back to me on that.
So yes, P2W is fine, sometimes it can even be fun. The key is to just be honest about it. Don’t pretend not to be P2W SOE.