Originally Posted by TheSpy11
Are you kidding me?! You asked for a reason why companies making money is a bad thing. First, that's flawed since nobody is directly saying that them making money is a bad thing. It's implied that the method of said profit can be in question. So I gave you a proven example in history, one still plagues us today, of why the drive for profit can end up negatively for the consumer. It's no wonder there's talk of a universal barrel thread, but the damage has already been done.
Actually, I can quote hundreds of posts saying them (companies) making money is a bad thing. None of of their posts go beyond that statement.
If my company was in a slump, and the entire market is in a slump, I need a plan to bring in income. I need a plan to bring in profits. This entire conversion is that plan, its potential for a solution is all there. You fail to read up on the motives they have on producing the new ball. Yes it's for profits, yes they want your money, yes they will make a lot of it, and I'm sitting here telling you HOW they will make their profits is justified according to the horrible market we're in right now. When have you seen a paint company acknowledge the fact that they KNOW paint prices are too high? When have you seen a paint company state they will do something about that exact problem? This makes me think that even though they are driving for profits; they are acknowledging a current problem, and have plans to help rectify the problem. I don't think waiting for us to get out of this recession is the solution. That's not going to lower my weekly costs as a player even when the recession is over. If we do nothing, paintball is only going to keep declining. If we do something, we have a chance to jump start the entire sport/industry.