You don’t have to look too far to find people that vilify direct acts of aggression against their virtual property, such as ships. For example, someone gets ganked, and then they get upset and start venting about the attack. Often with claims that the attack was unfair in some way. Then when some time has passed and people have moved on, the victim has to replace their ship if they don’t have some spares in the hanger. So there is an ISK cost involved. But ISK can be jeopardised in other ways, and yet there’s less complaining involved.
I spend most of my time station trading. I buy things cheaply from impatient people and then sell those items to other impatient people with a mark-up. I add nothing of value to the process - it’s the same item and it’s in the same location. Yet, I manage to earn well enough by doing it. I get ahead by taking advantage of people, as do a lot of station traders. But I don’t seem to read a lot of forum threads about how station traders are evil criminals that need to be stopped.
Veterans of Eve will have likely thought about this plenty, but for anyone that hasn’t, take a moment and think about how many overpriced things you’ve bought since you’ve been playing. Think about how many things you’ve sold under value. Take a wild guess at how much excess ISK you’ve spent, and consider how much more you could have purchased or achieved with that ISK.
Obviously, there’s reasons why people let themselves be victims to the market. And it seems pretty clear that it can be costly, just as losing ships can be also. So why do people complain so enthusiastically in public about getting blown up, but barely say a thing about getting taken for a ride on a trade?