It happens. PGI made that horrible announcement when consumables first came out that didn't include any plans for a Cbill version that would equal the MC version - just the REALLY bad cbill versions and MC versions - and I will fully admit, I was here with my pitchforks and torches the second that happened.
I'm unsure if the GXP upgrades were the original plan or added due to backlash - either is possible given PGI's gaff machine - but either way a lot of folks haven't heard about how that works and still thinks they are P2W. You're definitely not alone and they could have handled this much, much better!
XD yeah thanks for not snapping my head off when I didn't know otherwise, I literally have been out of this game for ages due to life isses, so I came back seeing the different versions going "Wait WTF IS THIS?!"