The problem is new players thinking that just because you CAN do something, doesn’t mean that you should, or that it is a good idea to try doing it right away.
Back when I started the prevailing advice for new players asking about plexing their accounts was “dont” not because it couldn’t be done, but because it’s a bad idea for new players to try and do.
Chasing the isk every month turns it from a game into a job. It’s also 1.8b or however much per month that you could be spending on damn near anything else that’s more fun or useful that is instead being eaten up.
Once you are established and have enough experience you will have enough isk flowing in that you won’t really need to worry much about plex prices. Until Then, if you want to go omega, just pay for it. Its like 50 cents a day, you could literally make that much panhandling.
Frankly I think the elevated plex prices might be a good thing for new players. Because the further it gets put out of reach, maybe they will start realizing that it’s a bad idea to aim for in the first place.