It's precisely as ridiculous or not ridculous depending on your point of view as complaining about anything else you dislike, after all a dead bug on your steak would technically be a freebie and added protien.
No point of view to it. Bugs on food warrents a complaint.
Digital item that has no affect on the game you pay for and you have no need to get it beyond self indulgence - No so much.
I think there should be an alternative way first and foremost
We agree here.
If there isn't then it is far, far, faaaaaaaaaaaaar too expensive.
Not at all here.
So we agree.
50/50 at best.
There is no world event, and who is to say if there was we wouldn't have to pay extra for that too?
Was there ever an announcement of a Life day event or was that a player imagined, "We hope it will happen" thing?
Either way, the last thing we need is having to listen fear mongering and complaints about things that might or might not happen in the future? For all you know there going to charge you extra for that spider on your steak.