Last time they wrote the latter was....2 days ago.
People that pay for the game still have freedom of choice and objectively the game is better for paying customers than it used to be before, with more people playing on premium servers, more and better online competition than before, not all public games are ca on dm6 now.
And as you probably know by now, in life freedom = paying = money. You have to pay to own a yacht or french fries: there isn't a constitutional right to that and both can't be paid with good will or complaining, just like there isn't and you can't in QL.
It's not like you sit at the front of a starbucks and say "I demand $24 of free coffee every year". You just pay for it, probably by going there 4 days (4 coffees and stuff. At most 2 hours of enjoyment) instead of 365 days of QL (hundreds of hours of enjoyment).