I believe I have been summoned to speak against that. I won't pretend that lying to consumers and what Nexon is doing is okay.
But I will repeat for the millionth time that I do want a 1:1 GMS:KMS service.
If you want to get stronger, stop grinding a consider taking in a profession and making your own cubes and flames. Maybe go out of your way and mine and dig up anything in maple world and kill bosses for cubes. Any alternative is to invest coins in Legion shop. You can go very far without trading anything with players even in a non-reboot setting.