Mhm ... I only sold WPEs the price I wanted, people bought it. Other WPE sellers followed. But I didnt start increasing other item prices. How about Seagods? Certs? Rare items? MvP cards? Pretty sure OP is complaining about in-game items where sellers could and can fix the prices rather than increased when opportunities arose.
In fact I only started increasing WPE prices because I noticed MVP prices increased and I think its unfair. So now who started it?
You started it :I Everything else increased to catch up but not properly. WP needs to be held accountable for their part in this problem, but the greed is the first and foremost thing that comes to play when currency is involved. You sold your stuff and with each month verbally increased it. Everyone else follows because they too can now get that rate. It's almost paramount to price fixing.
When someone post in a thread about having 3b zeny to improve their build and all people can do is twiddle their thumbs, you know -_- is wrong. The biggest drawback from OCP isn't that they make in game gears obsolete, you can always play fine with them. The biggest sin from this movement is refinement cost. They have tripled AND are rising further still.
I know you wanted what you expected, but you did ultimately play your part in the toxicity of the market. I know you don't care, you frequently display this but at least own it.