All I'm saying is that the GTN nor the complimentary coins should ever be used as an excuse to allow the core game to starve. Precious little isn't earmarked for the CM, these days. It has become a focal point of the game because of justifications like these instead of a supplemental system.
The thing you're failing to take into account is that, for the most part and certainly recently, cartel items are created for the cartel market by a dedicated team who makes things for it. The team is funded by sales of cartel market items. It's doubtful we would be getting as many new vanity items if they weren't being purchased with real money.