Unfortunately, December's event was a perfect example. They showed their hand. We'll give you the option to celebrate the Holiday's, but guess what? It's in the Cartel shop. Money is all that matters.
I've seen this posted quite a few times during the past few days, by various posters, and while I hope it isn't true (I guess I'm an optimist...), I wouldn't put it past them. The Cartel Market has become their cash cow.