We are talking about the fact that when mineral prices change, the price of everything build with these minerals changes accordingly, over time. That’s why, for example, when they removed drone goo, prices went up!
And here you are trying really hard to find a way to make it look like this wasn’t actually a thing! That we need to consider other factors too, which are actually outside of the context of “when prices for minerals change, the price of ALL THE GOODS THEY’RE IN changes accordingly!”, is absolute nuts!
So, one last time:
When the price for trit changes, the price for everything built with trit changes accordingly, in relation to the amount of trit needed to build that item. The number a miner earns is meaningless, because what matters is the buying power the miner gets from what he earned! Here’s an example even a child can understand, so you will hopefully too!
I grow apples.
An apple contains 1 tritanium, which is worth 1 isk.
I sell my apple and have 1 isk now.
Someone sells food salad.
Food salad costs 2 isk.
I grow and sell another apple to buy food salad.
**I’ve grown and sold two apples to buy food salad.
Now the price for an apple rises to 2 isk.
I’m happy, because i believe that now i earn more.
I grow an apple.
I sell an apple and get 2 isk.
I want to buy food salad.
Food salad now costs 4 isk.
I’m flabbergasted why food salad costs 4 isk now,
until i remember that the price for apples, which are in the food salad, went up.
I still need to grow and sell two apples to buy one food salad.
I still need to grow and sell two apples to afford one food salad, despite the number being higher than before. Just to be sure you don’t try to come up with the next nonsense I am hereby adding that, of course, the change in price of goods happens gradually, but that doesn’t change the fact that at equilibrium the miner’s buying power is pretty much always the same, no matter how high the numbers.
I can’t make it any ■■■■■■■ easier than this. My problem was that I wrongly assumed you really actually have proper understanding of what I am talking about, instead of speaking to you like a child right from the start.
Sorry, my bad.