It would seem the idiocy that can permeate within the sanctum of online space made it possible for my statement to be mistaken for sincerity. Allow me to assure you it was all in good humor and not at all intended to be a serious claim.
Bots are a blight that has afflicted more than just CCP and I am sure if this thread had a more comprised amount of research into the gaming industry as a whole and their efforts on the issue then perhaps I would have reviewed it and felt differently on how I addressed the matter.
I feel bots are causing the gaming industry to hemorrhaged funds as they try to catch up with the ploys of these tools. The problem is that every bot gained resource undercuts the value of the player obtained resource and in turn devalues the player’s time. This makes players feel like there are better things to do with their time. The reality is that people who incorporate bot obtained resources into their system of production will become rich while players who sought to participate in the game the bots infested will be forced out. These players will then have to adapt or quit and in eve adapting can take quite some investment. The big point to be made is that the rich are NOT safe from the bots because once the bots have enough capital to overrun the market and enough accounts to evade losing the critical mass of assets through ban waves, then they will be able to corner more and more aspects of the game. The bots will go where the profit is and slowly destroy the system from within.
In ‘World of Warcraft’ there was a player who started with small-scale botting and turned a living out of it. At first making thousands and possibly millions as he had gone from managing 5 bots to managing teams of people managing bots and which hosted thousands of accounts. At the end of the day, these bots are taking player jobs and are forcing the markets to be very hostile to players. The hunter then becomes the hunted and as a developer what do you do when the majority of the market is held hostage by bots?
Apologies for dragging on but I suppose that was more in line with what you wanted to hear. Assuming, what you wanted was a serious response.