Considering the OP ends his post saying those disagreeing with him are trolls and BW fanboys, I don't think he's actually looking for a meaningful discussion. He just doesn't like GS and thought posting about it would be helpful.
This. Anytime someone comes in crying about pay2win, it means that they really don't even understand what anything at all means.
If your goal is to gear up ONE ship- EVER- then you can pay some dollars to have at most a 15% req gain (less if you wanted that gunship). It's not many dollars, and it's not much of a boost, and, of course, you have to absolutely abandon some other ships completely. That's pretty damned far from "pay to win". Complaining about "one shots" as if that was an issue of reqqed out ships dealing double damage or something also demonstrates profound ignorance of the game.