If every player would base her/his purchases on "need" bases, you won`t have this abomination called F2P. Because nobody would buy the crap they are selling.
So, the correct answer is.. they don`t need, but WANT. Because the other guy has it. Poor souls not being able to decide for themselves.
The reason for that was due to another poster stating that the entry fee was too high. That it was a barrier to enjoy the game. I was pointing out that it just was not so. Highlighting needs over wants, exactly.