As for the free accounts... It's a business. They weren't taking away accounts from existing users, just making sure that new accounts would be revenue generating. If Ben and Jerry stop having that one day a year when they give away free scoops, are we going to have to boycott them, too? Yes, this is a community, but SOMEONE has to foot the bill. And obviously the current model isn't profitable, or six apart never would have sold in the first place.
Demanding that free account creation be restored is essentially saying "fuck off Russians, we don't care if you actually make a profit, I want to be able to have a free, ad free account for every character I role play! It's my right to have free stuff!"
I dunno. This whole thing makes no sense.
Finally! A real reason to use this icon!!!