...people with more 50s, you know, those people who put more time into your game, to have an advantage over those who didn't care or didn't support the game quite as much.
ok I'm pretty sure there are players who fall between the two extremes you list; i.e., if a player only has one 50+ toon you are inferring that they don't like or support the game as much as those with multiple 50+ toons.
also, while I agree -- at least in part -- with the heart of your post, calling the guy who is our link to the devs a liar is bit harsh. would you rather he said nothing at all? I personally think we as a community are kept in the dark almost to an extreme, so I'd really rather not say or do anything that might further dissuade any of them from giving us more information.