There's been a lot of compare-and-contrast between GMS and KMS for quite a while. KMS is apparently close to Mapler's "heaven on earth", whereas GMS is compared to "a trash dump".
This view has especially been common for disputes about hacking, and ways to get rid of it. Many say that GMS has far more hackers than KMS, and so many point the finger at Nexon America as the reason.
But has anyone ever thought that maybe, JUST MAYBE, the differences between GMS and KMS is due to the country, not Nexon America?
In the US and Europe, the top values are "independence" and "freedom". We love being able to say and do whatever we want, whenever we want. In the US, we have the Constitution telling us that we have a right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness", and the Bill of Rights telling us just how much freedom we have. We don't care what others say and do, as long as they don't affect us. It's a "hands-off"-style mindset.
South Korea, on the other hand, derives from a Confucius-style of values - loyalty, honor, honesty, etc.. "Independence" isn't a value to them - it's absurd. They believe that the family is extremely important, and that your life is more your family's than your own. Dishonoring your family in any way is treated as a crime.
Now tell me, which do you think would create more hackers and botters - "I can do what I want, when I want" or "I never want to dishonor myself or my family"? "I am my own person", or "I am my family and community"?
That's the main difference between GMS and KMS - a completely different set of values and expectations, due to the differences in the history of each country/countries where they are located. It's hard to create a good community in countries where "independence" and "freedom" take precedence over the welfare of the community.
So I think it's time we stopped pointing the finger at Nexon America for "being the problem." While it's certainly true botting and hacking could be handled better, in our age of technology where pretty much anything is possible, not even the Pentagon is safe (Wikileaks, anyone?). The problem is in countries and their values, and the consequences of such values. Hasn't our current situation proved the US is messed up?
And let's not forget that KMS and GMS share code. If KMS had this magical catch-all for hackers and botters, you can be assured it would have been here years ago.