You really do have to give them credit for the lengths they seem to be going to for avoiding RMT in the game. I just hope some of these "cuts" that they are making pan out and really do keep that sh*t out of the game. If it doesn't, there are going to be a lot of ****** off fans wondering why they had to suffer through surplus, retainers, market wards, and no mail system.
While i certainly appreciate the effort of SE to try and remove any possible methods that could be abused by RMT, i don't see why i as a paying customer have to, quite literally, "pay the price".
We all know that RMT will exist no matter what you do. It's an uphill race that SE can not win, no one can win. If a player can make money (and i am sure we can) so can the RMT. It's rather pointless.
If it means i get blocked in my charcter advancement, i have to put up with an archaic Bazaar system, i have to pay extra for everything, then i rather take a little RMT. The only way to really remove RMT is to introduce a barter system and remove the need for Gil completely.
PS: Funny enough you can do that in the B3 bazaar system, yeah, instead of Gil you could offer an item.