"I gots it furst! No one else can haz it!! Itz mine!!! My ownz!!!! MY............PPPREEECIOUSSSSSSSssssssssssss!!!!!"
And then, the pot called the kettle black.
This is an idiotic response. I agree with the OP. I spent a lot of money on the CE and was told at the time that these items would not be available to others. How can they justify the price tag if everything is up for grabs for next to nothing.
I'm not going to stop playing as it is an okay game that is fun to play occasionally but I will certainly not be purchasing bioware products with the same level of confidence and trust as I once did.